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Overview

This book is designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse course as taught in departments of health education, psychology, biology, sociology, criminal justice, etc. It provides the latest information on drugs and their effects on society and human behavior. Instructors and students have relied on it for over twenty-five years to examine drugs and behavior from the behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical perspectives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073026695
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I Drug Use in Modern Society
1 Drug Use: An Overview
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Reporting on the "Drug du Jour"
How Did We Get Here?
Drugs and Drug Use Today
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities to Assess Your Drug Knowledge
References
2 Drug Use as a Social Problem
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Counting Crack Babies
Drug Addiction: Problems of Definition
Crime and Violence: Does Drug Use Cause Crime?
Why We Try to Regulate Drugs
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Drugs and Scoiety
References
3 Addictions: Theory and Treatment
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Hollywood Knows, and Shows, Hard Truth About Drugs
Drug Addiction
Assessment of Addictive Disorders: Diagnosis
Addiction Treatment
Targeting Prevention: Avoiding Relapse
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Addiction
References
4 Preventing Substance Abuse
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Prime-Time Drug-Prevention Programming
Defining Goals and Evaluating Outcomes
Types of Prevention
Prevention programs in the Schools
Peers Parents, and the community
What Should We Be Doing?
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Preventing and Confronting Drug Problems
References
5 Drug Regulations
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Advertising Prescription Drugs on Television
The Beginnings
Regulation ofPharmaceuticals
Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs, and Controlled Substances
State and Local Regulations
Federal Support for Urine Screening
The Impact of Drug Enforcement
Summary
Web Watch: Activities Related to Drug Regulations
Review Questions
References
Section II How Drugs Work
6 The Nervous System
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Coverage of Chemical Causes of Mental Disorders
Chemical Messengers
The Nervous System
The Brain
Drugs and the Brain
Chemical Theories of Behavior
Brain Imaging Techniques
Summary
Web Watch: Activities Related to Drugs and Their Actions
Review Questions
References
7 The Actions of Drugs
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: The Grapefruit-Juice Effect
Sources and Names of Drugs
Drug Identification
Drug Effects
Getting the Drug to the Brain
Drug Deactivation
Mechanisms of Tolerance and Physical Dependence
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Drugs and Their Actions
References
Section III Uppers and Downers
8 Stimulants
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Should Herbal Supplements Be Regulated?
Cocaine
Amphetamines
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Stimulant Use
References
9 Depressants and Inhalants
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: The Legacy of Samantha Reid
History and Pharmacology
Mechanism of Action
Beneficial Uses
Causes for Concern
Inhalants
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Depressants and Inhalant Use
References
10 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Mental Illness at the Movies
Mental Illness
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Activities Related to Psychotherapeutic Drugs
References
Section IV Alcohol
11 Alcohol in the Body
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Advertising Alcohol on Television
Alcoholic Beverages
Alcohol as a Consumer Item
Alcohol Pharmacology
Alcohol Toxicity
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Quiz Yourself: Alcohol Risks
References
12 Alcohol and Society
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Linking Alcohol with Violence in the News
Alcohol Use and "The Alcohol Problem"
Who Drinks and Why?
Social problems
Who Is an Alcoholic?
Treatment of Alcoholism
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse
References
Section V Familiar Drugs
13 Tobacco
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Cigarette Smoling in the Movies
Tobacco
Current Tobacco Products
A Social and Economic Dilemma
How to Stop Smoking
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Learn Abut Tobacco Addiction
References
14 Caffeine
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Fancy Coffee Drinks aned Humor
Caffeine: The World's Most Common Psychostimulant
Other Sources of Caffeine
Caffein Pharmacology
Causes for Concern
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Finding Alternatives to Caffeine Addiction
References
15 Over-the-Counter Drugs
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Concern over the Growing Risk of Drug Interaction
FDA Regulation of OTC products
Simplifying Labels
Over-the-Counter Versus Prescription Drugs
Some Psychoactive OTC products
Analgesics
Colds and Allergy Products
Herbal products
Summary
Web Watch: Drug Store Knowledge
Review Questions
References
Section VI Restricted Drugs
16 Opioids
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: The Rise and Fall of Heroin "Epidemics"
History of Opioids
Pharmacology of the Opioids
Beneficial Uses
Causes for Concern
Treatment of Narcotic Dependence
Summary
Web Watch: Check Out Publications on Narcotics
Review Questions
References
17 Hallucinogens
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: The Psychedelic Sixties--Reflections in Film, Music, and Literature
Animism and Religion
Terminology and Types
Phantastica
Anticholinergic Hallucinogens
Summary
Review Questions
Web Watch: Check Out Publications on Hallucinogens
References
18 Marijuana and Hashish
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Medical Marijuana in the News
Cannabis, the Plant
Preparations from Cannabis
History
Pharmacology
Medical Uses of Cannabis
Causes for Concern
Marijuana and American Socity
Summary
Web Watch: Are You Abusing Marijuana?
Review Questions
References
19 Steroids and Other Drugs in Sport
Key Terms
Online Learning Center Resources
Drugs in the Media: Banned Substances and How to Avoid Them
Historical Use of Drugs in Athletics
Stimulants as Performance Enhancers
Steriods
Other Hormonal Manipulations
Beta-2 Agonists
Creatine
Summary
Web Watch: Do You Mix Drugs and Sports?
Review Questions
References
Appendices
Glossary
Credits
Index
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