9780495557937

Drugs Across The Spectrum

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495557937

  • ISBN10:

    0495557935

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/18/2009
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

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
Alcohol
Tobacco
Narcotics
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Caffeine
Marijuana
Hallucinogens
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug Prevention and Education
Bibliography
Glossary
Index
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