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Drugs : An Introduction

Drugs : An Introduction - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534615154

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Published: 2004
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ISBN13: 978-0534615154

Howard Abadinsky

ISBN13: 978-0534615154
ISBN10: 0534615155
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Abadinsky explores all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; history; pharmacological impact of drugs on the body; policy implications of drugs; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment and prevention of abuse; theories of use; drug business; and drug law enforcement. Reports on the latest data on drug concerns provide further examination of alcohol and explore the abuse of additional substances such as "club drugs," inhalants, herbal stimulants, and designer drugs. The major drugs are arranged into depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and cannabis.

Benefits :

  • NEW! To help students understand drugs in the context of history, the author has included a new "Drug History Time Line" at the beginning of the text.
  • The Table of Contents follows a logical sequence that makes this text appropriate for a full semester course.
  • NEW! Chapter 6, "Hallucinogens, "Club Drugs," and Marijuana," now includes extended coverage of "club drugs" such as ecstasy (MDMA).
  • NEW! A new extended glossary appears at the end of the text to help students define and remember difficult concepts and terms.
  • NEW! New end-of-chapter Web Sites provide students with the opportunity to extend their learning of chapter topics online.
  • NEW! Chapter 3, "Drugs and the Nervous System," includes new research on neurotransmitters, with particular focus on the central role of dopamine.
  • NEW! Chapter 13, "Drug Abuse Policy," features international coverage on the latest developments in drug policy in Europe, including the popularity of the Harm Reduction approach to policy.
  • This comprehensive and balanced text covers the history, policy, and theory of drug use to give students a full overview and understanding of the subject.
  • Both highly informative and full of current data, this text is accessible and suitable for introductory level students.
  • In-text learning aids include chapter objectives and end-of-chapter summaries to aid student comprehension.

Author Bio

Abadinsky, Howard : St. Johns University

Howard Abadinsky was an inspector for the Cook County Sheriff's Office for eight years and a New York State parole officer and senior parole officer for 15 years. The author holds a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, an M.S.W. from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is the author of several books, including PROBATION AND PAROLE, Eighth Edition, ORGANIZED CRIME, Seventh Edition, and LAW AND JUSTICE, Fifth Edition.

Table of Contents

Drug History Time Line.
1. An Introduction to Drug Abuse.
2. Drug Use and Legislation: A History.
3. Drugs and the Nervous System.
4. Depressants.
5. Stimulants.
6. Hallucinogens, "Club Drugs," and Marijuana.
7. Sociology of Drug Abuse.
8. Psychology of Drug Abuse.
9. Drug Abuse Treatment.
10. Drug Abuse Prevention.
11. The Business of Drugs.
12. Drug Laws and Law Enforcement.
13. Drug Abuse Policy.
14. Drug Maintenance, Decriminalization, and Harm Reduction.

Glossary.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.


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