9780495814412

Drug Use And Abuse

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495814412

  • ISBN10:

    0495814415

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/18/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology.

Table of Contents

Drug Use and Abuse: General Issues
Drug Use: Yesterday and Today
Drugs and the Nervous System
Pharmacology
Psychopharmacology and New Drug Development
Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Related Stimulants
Nicotine
Caffeine
Alcohol
Opiates
Marijuana
Hallucinogens
Psychotherapeutic Medications
Other Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders
Prevention of Substance Abuse
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