Summary: DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacolo
Summary: DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 02/27/2007 International: No
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Chapter 1. Drug Use and Abuse: General Issues. Chapter 2. Drug Use: Yesterday and Today. Chapter 3. Drugs and the Nervous System. Chapter 4. Pharmacology. Chapter 5. Psychopharmacology and New Drug Development. Chapter 6. Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Related Stimulants. Chapter 7. Nicotine. Chapter 8. Caffeine. Chapter 9. Alcohol. Chapter 10. Opiates. Chapter 11. Marijuana. Chapter 12. Hallucinogens. Chapter 13. Psychotherapeutic Medications. Chapter 14. Other Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs. Chapter 15. Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders. Chapter 16. Prevention of Substance Abuse.
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