Drugs Across the Spectrum / Edition 7 available in Paperback
This unbiased and objective text critically examines reasons for drug use, the social implications of drugs, legal issues, problems caused by drug use and abuse, various modes of drug treatment, effectiveness of drug treatment, and the impact of drug prevention and drug education. Includes more than just the physiological and psychological effects of drugs.
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About the Author
Raymond Goldberg is the Dean of Health Sciences at Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. Over the course of his professional life, Ray has taught a variety of drug-related courses, authored numerous articles on health- and drug-related topics, and received several significant research grants for his work in health and drug education.
Pardess Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology and Health Education Department at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Prior to working at Harper College, Pardess worked as a middle school Health Education teacher. At Harper College, she teaches Drugs in Our Culture and several other Health Education classes in both classroom and online settings. in addition to. Pardess received her bachelor's in Health Education from the University of Maryland, her master's in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and her doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Northern Illinois University.
Table of Contents1. Drugs in Perspective. 2. Drugs in Contemporary Society. 3. Motivations for Drug Use. 4. Drugs and the Law. 5. The Pharmacology and Physiology of Drug Use. 6. Alcohol. 7. Narcotics. 8. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs. 9. Psychotherapeutic Drugs. 10 Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Caffeine. 11. Tobacco. 12. Marijuana. 13. Hallucinogens. 14. Over-The-Counter Drugs. 15. Substance Abuse Treatment. 16. Drug Prevention and Education Resources.
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