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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior - 12th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073529615

Cover of Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 12TH 08 (ISBN 978-0073529615)
ISBN13: 978-0073529615
ISBN10: 0073529613
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
International: No

List price: $119.75

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior - 12TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073529615

Charles J. Ksir, Carl L. Hart and Oakley S. Ray

ISBN13: 978-0073529615
ISBN10: 0073529613
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 12TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse course as taught in departments of health education, psychology, biology, sociology, and criminal justice, this full-color market-leading text provides the latest information on drugs and their effects on society and human behavior. For over thirty years, instructors and students have relied on it to examine drugs and behavior from the behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical perspectives.

New Features

  • Provides updated coverage of key topics, such as medical marijuana, steroids and nutritional ergogenic aids, prevention programs, smoking in film, abuse of legal pharmaceuticals, methamphetamine use, and treatment of bipolar disorder, insomnia, and ADHD
  • Includes updated information on statistics and trends for drug use and effects (Monitoring the Future, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, DAWN, SAMHSA treatment info), costs of drug control, and the prison population.
  • Significantly expands the photo program

Table of Contents

Part I: Drug Use in Modern Society

1: Drug Use: An Overview
2: Drug Use as a Social Problem
3: Drug Production and Regulation

Part II: How Drugs Work

4: The Nervous System
5: The Actions of Drugs

Part III: Uppers and Downers

6: Stimulants
7: Depressants
8: Psychotherapeutic Drugs

Part IV: Alcohol

9: Alcohol

Part V: Familiar Drugs

10: Tobacco
11: Caffeine
12: Herbals, Dietary Supplements, and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Part VI: Restricted Drugs

13: Opioids
14: Hallucinogens
15: Marijuana and Hashish
16: Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Part VII: Intervention Strategies

17: Preventing Drug Misuse and Abuse
18: Treating Substance Dependence