Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 6/e, examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The use of Drugs in our lives and drug-taking behavior, legally restricted drugs in our society, legal drugs in our society, medicinal drugs, treatment, prevention, and education. Forstudents, or people working with drug related topics in the fields of psychology and health.

Table of Contents

Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
Drugs and Behavior Today
Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
LSD and Other Hallucinogens
Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
Legal Drugs in Our Society
Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Nicotine and TobaccoUse
Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants
Medicinal Drugs
Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
Treatment, Prevention, and Education
Intervention and Treatment: Strategies for Change
Prevention and Education: Schools, Community, and Family
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