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Drugs Across the Spectrum - 3rd edition

Drugs Across the Spectrum (ISBN10: 0534574122; ISBN13: 9780534574123)
ISBN13: 978-0534574123
ISBN10: 0534574122

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0895825278
ISBN10: 0895825279

Summary: This unbiased and objective text critically examines reasons for drug use, the social implications of drugs, legal issues, problems caused by drug use and abuse, various modes of drug treatment, effectiveness of drug treatment, and the impact of drug prevention and drug education. Includes more than just the physiological and psychological effects of drugs.

Features:

  • Covers legal as we ...show morell as illegal drugs.
  • Some of the contemporary issues new to the 3rd Edition: drug abuse by older adults, alcohol and women, underage drinking, human growth hormones, creatine and adrostenedione, cigar smoking medicinal use of marijuana, harm-reduction strategies, mandatory minimum drug sentencing, ketamine (Special K), and new drug prevention programs.
  • Each chapter includes issues that stimulate discussion and critical thinking.
  • Each chapter begins with learning objectives and a list of key terms to put the chapter's content into a meaningful framework.
  • Each chapter ends with true/false self-test and an activity to guide the student through the material.
  • The chapter on performance-enhancing drug has been greatly expanded.
  • Coverage of inhalants has been added.
  • Many new topics have been added, such as racism and drug enforcement, employee assistance programs, treating adolescent drug abusers.
  • All table and figures have been updated with the latest information from Household Survey, CDC, and DEA.
  • World Wide Web sites with annotations are at the end of each chapter and direct the reader to further specific information related to the chapter topic. These entries are current and have been verified for authenticity.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 00
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 01/28/2000
International: No

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