Drugs : Issues for Today with Powerweb: Drugs and Substance Abuse

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This user-friendly text focuses on holistic health related to drug use and abuse. Featuring more illustrations and a larger trim size, this new edition provides students with the fundamentals of prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Table of Contents

1 Drugs and Drug Use in America

2 Determinant of Drugs Abuse and Elements of Prevention

3 Neurophysiology: How Drugs Affect the Nervous System

4 Pharmacology: How the Body Processes Drugs

5 Stimulants: Cocaine, the Amphetamines, and the Cathinoids

6 Depressants

7 Narcotics

8 Marijuana

9 Hallucinogens

10 Over-the-Counter Drugs (Nonprescription Drugs)

11 Prescription Drugs

12 Nicotine

13 The Methylxanthines and Related Compounds

14 Anabolic Drugs

15 Inhalants

16 Alcohol: History, Physiology, Pharmacology

17 Alcohol: Social, Economic, and Legal Issues

18 Drug Abuse Prevention: Education and Treatment

19 Drugs and Public Policy

20 Law Enforcement


A. Schedule of Controlled Substances

B. Structure and Function of the Brain

C. Neurotransmitters: Their Location, Functions and Examples of Interacting Drugs

D. Dose-Response Formulas

E. Types of Inhibitory Interactions Between Drugs

F. Duration of Detectability of Drugs in the Urine

G. Common OTC Drug Interactions

Drug Information on the Web

Exam Prep Guide

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