9780073529615

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073529615

  • ISBN10:

    0073529613

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/6/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse course as taught in departments of health education, psychology, biology, sociology, and criminal justice, this full-color market-leading text provides the latest information on drugs and their effects on society and human behavior. For over thirty years, instructors and students have relied on it to examine drugs and behavior from the behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical perspectives.

Table of Contents

Drug Use in Modern Society
Drug Use: An Overview
Drug Use as a Social Problem
Drug Production and Regulation
How Drugs Work
The Nervous System
The Actions of Drugs
Uppers and Downers
Stimulants
Depressants
Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Alcohol
Alcohol
Familiar Drugs
Tobacco
Caffeine
Herbals, Dietary Supplements, and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Restricted Drugs
Opioids
Hallucinogens
Marijuana and Hashish
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Intervention Strategies
Preventing Drug Misuse and Abuse
Treating Substance Dependence
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