Women under the Influence / Edition 1

Women under the Influence / Edition 1

by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801882281

ISBN-13: 9780801882289

Pub. Date: 12/31/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This comprehensive and accessible book documents the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse in girls and women, explores the role of the advertising and entertainment industries in popularizing various substances of abuse, and discusses the way America responds to this enormous health problem.

Covering a broad range of substances—nicotine,

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This comprehensive and accessible book documents the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse in girls and women, explores the role of the advertising and entertainment industries in popularizing various substances of abuse, and discusses the way America responds to this enormous health problem.

Covering a broad range of substances—nicotine, alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs—the book addresses the unique reasons that girls and women smoke and abuse alcohol and drugs. It provides the most current information about the use of prescription and club drugs, key warning signs of addiction, and options for prevention and treatment. The book includes historical anecdotes and testimonies from recovering women.

Incorporating more than a decade of extensive research, Women under the Influence will help women, health care professionals, educators, and policy makers understand the scope of substance abuse in girls and women, the urgency of responding to the problem, the key points of intervention, and potential roads to recovery.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801882289
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
1,016,254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Pathways to substance abuse among girls and women1
Ch. 2Women and smoking18
Ch. 3Women and alcohol45
Ch. 4Women and prescription and illicit drugs73
Ch. 5Pregnancy and substance abuse103
Ch. 6Getting over the influence131
Ch. 7Prevention and policy opportunities across the life span164

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