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Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205323661

ISBN10:
0205323669
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

Organized categorically and based on solid research, Levinthal introduces many of the controversies related to drug use and abuse with a focus on health and prevention. With a strong emphasis on prevention and education and interesting pedagogical features, this book covers the effects of abuse from a biological, psychological, sociological, and health perspective. Solid research supports the frank and informative manner in which the material is presented to students. The book addresses drug-related topics in every aspect of life with information on inhalants, over-the-counter drugs, nicotine, caffeine, and more, providing students with the tools to make intelligent decisions and interpret the many ways in which drugs affect their world.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
1(76)
Drugs and Behavior Today
1(25)
Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
26(26)
How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
52(25)
Point/Counterpoint: Should We Legalize Drugs?
75(2)
PART 2: Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
77(108)
The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
77(23)
The Major Narcotics: Opium, Morphine, and Heroin
100(24)
LSD and Other Hallucinogens
124(23)
Marijuana
147(20)
Anabolic Steroids and Drug Abuse in Sports
167(18)
Point/Counterpoint: Should Marijuana Be Available for Medicinal Purposes?
184(1)
PART 3: Legal Drugs in Our Society
185(103)
Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
185(22)
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
207(26)
Nicotine and Tobacco
233(25)
Caffeine
258(17)
Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants
275(13)
Point/Counterpoint: Should Alcoholism Be Viewed as a Disease?
287(1)
PART 4: Medicinal Drugs
288(57)
Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
288(21)
Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs
309(18)
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
327(18)
Point/Counterpoint: How Do We Get Orphan Drugs Adopted?
344(1)
PART 5: Treatment, Prevention, and Education
345
Prevention and Treatment: Strategies for Change
345
Prevention and Education: Schools, Community, and Family
366
Point/Counterpoint: Do We DARE or Don't We?
388


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