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Dr. Charles F. Levinthal is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, where he has taught and conducted research since 1971, having received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is author of fifteen books, including Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 7th ed. (2012), Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice, 3rd ed. (2012), Point/Counterpoint: Opposing Perspectives on Issues of Drug Policy (2003), Introduction to Physiological Psychology, 3rd ed. (1990), and Messengers of Paradise: Opiates and the Brain (1988). Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society has been published in Korean (2008), and Messengers of the Paradise: Opiates and the Brain has been published in Spanish (1989) and Japanese (1991). His present research interests include issues in substance abuse and dependence, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive decision-making. Dr. Levinthal presented the Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1987 and was voted by the graduating Class of 2003 as Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Levinthal was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2010.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
CHAPTER 1: Drugs and Behavior Today
CHAPTER 2: Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
CHAPTER 3: How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
PART TWO: Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
CHAPTER 4: The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
CHAPTER 5: Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
CHAPTER 6: LSD and Other Hallucinogens
CHAPTER 7: Marijuana
PART THREE: Legal Drugs in Our Society
CHAPTER 8: Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
CHAPTER 10: Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
CHAPTER 11: Nicotine and Tobacco Use
PART FOUR: Enhancers and Depressants
CHAPTER 12: Performance Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
CHAPTER 13: Depressents and Inhalants
PART FIVE: Medicinal Drugs
CHAPTER 14 Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
CHAPTER 15: Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
PART SIX: Prevention and Treatment
CHAPTER 16: Substance-Abuse Prevention
CHAPTER 17: Substance-Abuse Treatment: Strategies for Change