Drugs in American Society

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-05-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Goode's Drugs in American Society 7/e is a well-respected, brief investigation of the full range of psychoactive drug use; from legal, medical and prescription use to criminal, recreational use and from casual use to addiction. Objective pro and con accounts on important issues like treatment, education, rehabilitation, and legalization give students a thorough understanding of the topics.

Unlike most books on drugs and drug usage that bogs you down with facts and statical data. Goode shows the reader practical examples from the lives of drug users. He also let you know that this could happen to you. Goode also makes you aware that addiction can stem from an addicted personality or a void in your soul that need to be filled as result of lost of self or grief over a love one.

The new seventh edition continues to provide the most balanced and up-to-date coverage in an accessible, engaging style.

Table of Contents

Introduction Prologue
How Drugs Work
Looking at Drugs: A Sociological Perspective
Theories of Drug Use
The Extent of Drug Use in America
Drugs and Crime and Violence
Drugs and Their Use
Legal Drugs: Alcohol and Tobacco
Stimulants: Amphetamine, Cocaine, and Crack
Drugs as Medicine: Psychotherapeutic Drugs
Heroin and the Narcotics
Dealing with Drug Use
Drug Treatment and Drug Education
Drugs and the Law Website Listings
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Very Informative April 17, 2011
This is an excellent textbook for an excellent price. This textbook provides informative and up to date information regarding a broad range of drug related topic. Although the reading level is not easy, the information is extremely useful for drug counselors. The information presented regarding psychopharmacology provides an excellent base of preparation for the certification test used in many states. Overall I think it is a great read and VERY educational.
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