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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

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Edition:
15th
ISBN13:

9780073529745

ISBN10:
0073529745
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/17/2012
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 30 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectivesbehavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 15th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topicsand issues have been added that are sure to pique students' interest and stimulate class discussion. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.

Table of Contents

Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society

1: Drug Use: An Overview

2: Drug Use as a Social Problem

3: Drug Policy

Section Two: How Drugs Work

4: The Nervous System

5: The Actions of Drugs

Section Three: Uppers and Downers

6: Stimulants

7: Depressants and Inhalants

8: Medication for Mental Disorders

Section Four: Alcohol

9: Alcohol

Section Five: Familiar Drugs

10: Tobacco

11: Caffeine

12: Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Section Six: Restricted Drugs

13: Opioids

14: Hallucinogens

15: Marijuana

16: Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Section Seven: Prevention and Treatment

17: Preventing Substance Abuse

18: Treating Substance Use Disorders

Appendix A Drug Names

Appendix B Resources for Information and Assistance

Glossary



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