Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior / Edition 15

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior / Edition 15

by Carl Hart, Charles Ksir
     
 

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical.See more details below

Overview

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 16th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topics and issues have been added that are sure to pique students’ interest and stimulate class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073529745
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
81,071
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior


About the Authors


Preface


Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society


Chapter 1 Drug Use: An Overview


Chapter 2 Drug Use as a Social Problem


Chapter 3 Drug Policy


Section Two: How Drugs Work


Chapter 4 The Nervous System


Chapter 5 The Actions of Drugs


Section Three: Uppers and Downers


Chapter 6 Stimulants


Chapter 7 Depressants and Inhalants


Chapter 8 Medication for Mental Disorders


Section Four: Alcohol


Chapter 9 Alcohol


Section Five: Familiar Drugs


Chapter 10 Tobacco


Chapter 11 Caffeine


Chapter 12 Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs


Section Six: Restricted Drugs


Chapter 13 Opioids


Chapter 14 Hallucinogens


Chapter 15 Marijuana


Chapter 16 Performance-Enhancing Drugs


Section Seven: Prevention and Treatment


Chapter 17 Preventing Substance Abuse


Chapter 18 Treating Substance Use Disorders


Appendix A Drug Names


Appendix B Resources for Information and Assistance


Glossary; Credits; Index


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