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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0072352481

Cover of Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior 8TH 99 (ISBN 978-0072352481)
ISBN13: 978-0072352481
ISBN10: 0072352485
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 99
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior - 8TH 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0072352481

S. Ray Ray and Charles J. Ksir

ISBN13: 978-0072352481
ISBN10: 0072352485
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 8TH 99
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This full color market leading text provides the latest information on drugs and the effects on society and human behavior. Instructors and students have relied on it for over twenty-five years to examine Drugs and behavior from the behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical perspectives.

Starting July 1999 it will be easier to keep current, as Drugs, Society and Human Behavior will come with access to Annual Editions Online: Drugs, Society and Behavior 99/00, 14e. Each text is packaged with a token that will allow the user to enter a password protected site that will have 20 current articles on the topic of substance use and abuse.

Features:

  • New section on addiction treatment including stages of change model and description of motivational interviewing (chapter 3).
  • New Web Watch provides quality web sites for each chapter.
  • New author web site provides on-line links to web resources. Also, author will provide updates by chapter for instructor use with the text. (http://www.uwyo.edu/a&s/psyc/dshb.htm)
  • Coverage of new hot topics such as the Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification treatment (ch. 3 and 15); GHB (gamma hydroxy buterate chapter 8); and Rohypnol and the new date rape laws.
  • New section on addiction treatment including stages of change model and description of motivational interviewing proivdes the latest ideas on treatment.
  • Updated For Your Information and Up for Debate features provide opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and pique student interest on topics such as the controversy surrounding the diet drugs, Fen/Phen, Redux and the recently released Meridea.
  • Assess Yourself! Activities conclude each section and help students apply the material.
  • Enhance student learning by providing a strong pedagogical system consisting of Chapter objectives, key terms, definition boxes, FYI, Up for Debate, Your Turn, and DSM-IV boxes, chapter summaries, review questions.

Author Bio

Ray, Oakley S. : Vanderbilt University


Ksir, Charles J. : University of Wyoming

Table of Contents

Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society

1 Drug Use: an Overview
2 Drug Use as a Social Problem
3 Addictions: Theory and Treatment
4 Drug Regulations

Section Two: How Drugs Work

5 The Nervous System
6 The Action of Drugs

Section Three: Uppers and Downers

7 Stimulants
8 Depressants and Inhalents
9 Psychotherapeutic Drugs

Section Four: Alcohol

10 Alcohol in the Body
11 Alcohol and Society

Section Five: Familiar Drugs

12 Tobacco
13 Caffeine
14 Over-the-Counter Drugs

Section Six: Restricted Drugs

15 Opiates
16 Hallucinogens
17 Marijuana and Hashish
18 Steroids and Other Drugs in Sport

Section Seven: Reducing the Demand

19 Breaking the Cycle

A Drug Names
B Resources for Information and Assistance

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