Drug Use and Abuse : A Comprehensive Introduction

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/22/2007
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Current and insightful, the up-to-date Sixth Edition of Howard Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION offers an interdisciplinary, comprehensive survey of all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; their history and the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body; drug policy implications; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse; theories of use; the drug business; and drug law enforcement.

Table of Contents

Drug History Time Line
An Introduction to Drug Abuse
Drug Use and Legislation: A History
Drugs and the Nervous System
Hallucinogens, "Club Drugs," and Marijuana
Sociology of Drug Abuse
Psychology of Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse Treatment
Drug Abuse Prevention
The Business of Drugs
Drug Laws and Law Enforcement
Drug Abuse Policy
Drug Maintenance, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction
Author Index
Subject Index
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