9780073380797

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073380797

  • ISBN10:

    0073380792

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/27/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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 drug use and its effects on society and human behavior. For over thirty years, instructors and students have relied on it to examine drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectivesin terms of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical points of view.

Table of Contents

Drug Use in Modern Society
Drug Use: An Overview
Drug Use as a Social Problem
Drug Products and Their Regulation
How Drugs Work
The Nervous System
The Actions of Drugs
Uppers and Downers
Stimulants
Depressants and Inhalants
Medication for Mental Disorders
Alcohol
Alcohol
Familiar Drugs
Tobacco
Caffeine
Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Restricted Drugs
Opioids
Hallucinogens
Marijuana
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Prevention and Treatment
Preventing Substance Abuse
Treating Substance Abuse and Dependence
Drug Names
Resources for Information and Assistance
Glossary
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