9780495809913

Drug Use and Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495809913

  • ISBN10:

    0495809918

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

In his powerful new Seventh Edition of DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, Dr. Howard Abadinsky draws from the latest available data as he explores all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue. The book?s thorough coverage includes the history of drugs, the impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, policy implications, the criminal justice system response, drug business, drug law enforcement, theories of use, and -- of course -- the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Reports on the latest data on drug concerns provide further insight into alcohol and explore the abuse of additional substances such as ?club drugs?, inhalants, herbal stimulants, and designer drugs. The major drugs are arranged into depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and cannabis.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse
Drug Use, Drug Abuse, Drug Legislation: a History
The Biology of Psychoactive Substances
Depressants
Stimulants
Hallucinogens, "Club Drugs", Marijuana, Inhalants, and Prescription Drugs
Sociology of Drug Use and Abuse
Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse
Drug Use and Abuse: Prevention
Drug Use and Abuse: Treatment
The Business of Drugs
Drug Laws and Law Enforcement
Drug Use and Abuse Policy I: the U.S. Model
Drug Use and Abuse Policy II: Decriminalization and Harm Reduction
Glossary
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