Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $222.30
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 70%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $222.30   
  • New (3) from $664.40   
  • Used (2) from $222.30   

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

The third edition of this awardwinning encyclopedia updates previous editions by expanding on social, medical, legal, and political aspects of its original topics. Edited by Korsmeyer, a published author on the topics of addiction, drug control, and federal policy, and Kranzler, director of the Clinical Research Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, this edition also reports on the historical and modern perspectives of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries. Charts, graphs, tables, and photographs enhance the more than 450 entries, which range from two to four pages in length and cover the disciplines of psychology, pharmacology, and legal issues as related to drugs, alcohol, and additive behavior. New entries cover more recent subjects such as drugs and alcohol in the media, the prevalence of drugs in the sports and fashion industries, and the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism. Miscellaneous topics include the history of alcohol consumption, the causes of drug abuse, employee assistance programs, crop control policies, and religion and drug use. Bureau of Justice Statistics on drugrelated topics and a schedule of controlled substances complete the work. BOTTOM LINEThis multidisciplinary work was written as a comprehensive information resource for the nonspecialist and as such belongs in all public, high school, academic, and health sciences libraries. Other comparable titles include Oxford's A Handbook on Drug & Alcohol Abuse: The Biomedical Aspects and NASW Press's Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individualizing Interventions. [Available as an ebook through GaleVirtual Reference Library; ebk. ISBN 9780028661148
—Luis J. Gonzalez

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028660646
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/14/2008
  • Series: Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1800
  • Sales rank: 1,374,562
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 5.70 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)