Drugs Across The Spectrum

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/18/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Up-to-date and reader-friendly, Goldberg's four-color text encourages readers to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Including features like "Fact or Fiction," "Thinking Critically" questions, and "On Campus" boxes, DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, SIXTH EDITION is an engaging book that helps readers personally understand the issues of drugs in society.

Table of Contents

Drugs in Perspective
Drugs in Contemporary Society
Motivations for Drug Use
Drugs and the Law
The Pharmacology and Physiology of Drug Use
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Caffeine
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug Prevention and Education
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