The Encyclopedia of Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs offers the most uptodate coverage on the persistent and widespread epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. Updated from our bestselling The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse and The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism and our highly praised CDROM product, this new AtoZ set is a vital resource for the twentyfirst century. Included is everything from curious experimentation with tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, to lifethreatening addictions to hardcore drugs.
The most comprehensive, twovolume reference available to date on these subjects, The Encyclopedia of Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs features 1,500 encyclopedic entries and timely statistical and medical data covering a wide range of biological, medical, psychological, legal, social, and economic data, including:
Interdisciplinary, uptodate coverage that provides a historical context for the current sociological implications of alcohol and substance abuse. Statistics include the latest neurological, biological, and socioeconomic consequences.
The most recent research and advice from experts in the fields of alcohol and other substance use and abuse that provide unbiased, realworld guidance.
Multiple sources that guarantee the most comprehensive information and impartial perspective on the subject include: Alcohol Health and Research World; Journal of the American Medical Association; NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse; NIAAA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration;and the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Encyclopedia of Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs also includes:
1,500 AtoZ encyclopedic definitions that provide insightful and probing analyses on a broad spectrum of topics, including women, pregnancy, AIDS, adolescents, and more
More than 100 journal articles, fact sheets, research papers, and government documents
More than 150 graphs and tables filled with detailed statistics on the demographics of drug use, cultivation, crime patterns, and more
A glossary detailing more than 5,000 acronyms, terms, expressions, slang phrases, and more
A comprehensive directory of all major treatment/research institutions and educational/rehabilitative substance abuse services
A complete bibliography detailing further readings that provide additional sources for all related topics.