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ISBN13: 978-0763707583
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Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Published: 2004
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Drugs and Society, Eighth Edition clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people and provides students with a realistic perspective on drug-related problems in our society. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text captivates students by incorporating personal drug use and abuse experiences. The eighth edition has been revised and updated with the most current information on drug abuse and exposes the issues from a pharmacological, psychological, and sociological perspective.

The authors' combined expertise and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation makes this the most comprehensive and authoritative introductory text available. Students using this text will learn how to prevent drug use and abuse, the results of such habits, and why and how it occurs, as well as how drugs can be used for therapeutic purposes.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction to Drugs and Society

Drug Use
Dimensions of Drug Use
An Overview of Drugs in Society
Drug Use and Drug Dependence
The Costs of Drug Use to Society
Venturing to a Higher Form of Consciousness: The Holistic Self-Awareness Approach to Drug Use

Chapter 2 Explaining Drug Use and Abuse

Drug Use: A Timeless Affliction
The Origin and Nature of Addiction
The Vicious Cycle of Addiction
Major Theoretical Explanations: Biological
Major Theoretical Explanations: Psychological
Major Theoretical Explanations: Sociological
Danger Signals of Drug Abuse

Chapter 3 Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law

Cultural Attitudes About Drug Use
The Road to Regulation and the FDA
The Regulation of Drug Advertising
Drug Abuse and the Law
Strategies for Preventing Drug Abuse
Current and Future Drug Use

Chapter 4 Homeostatic Systems and Drugs

1 Overview of Homeostasis and Drug Actions
Introduction to Nervous Systems
2 Comprehensive Explanation of Homeostatic Systems
The Building Blocks of the Nervous System
Major Divisions of the Nervous System
The Autonomic Nervous System
The Endocrine System and Drugs

Chapter 5 How and Why Drugs Work

The Intended and Unintended Effects of Drugs
The Dose-Response Relationship of Therapeutics and Toxicity
Drug Interaction
Pharmacokinetic Factors That Influence Drug Effects
Adaptive Processes and Drug Abuse
Psychological Factors
Addiction and Abuse: The Significance of Dependence

Chapter 6 CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics

An Introduction to CNS Depressants
Types of CNS Depressants
Patterns of Abuse with CNS Depressants

Chapter 7 Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects

The Nature and History of Alcohol
Alcohol as a Drug
The Properties of Alcohol
The Physical Effects of Alcohol
Effects of Alcohol on Organ Systems and Bodily Functions

Chapter 8 Alcohol: A Behavioral Perspective

Alcohol Consumption in the United States
Current Statistics and Trends in Alcohol Consumption
History of Alcohol in America
Defining Alcoholics
Cultural Influences
College and University Students and Alcohol Use
Alcohol Consumption Patterns of Women
Alcohol and the Family: Destructive Types of Support and Organizations for Victims of Alcoholics
Treatment of Alcoholism

Chapter 9 Narcotics (Opioids)

What Are Narcotics?
The History of Narcotics
Pharmacological Effects
Abuse, Tolerance, Dependence, and Withdrawal
Other Narcotics
Narcotic-Related Drugs

Chapter 10 Stimulants

Major Stimulants
Minor Stimulants

Chapter 11 Tobacco

Tobacco Use: Scope of the Problem
Pharmacology of Nicotine
Cigarette Smoking: A Costly Addiction
Who Smokes?
The Motivation Not to Smoke
Social Issues: Looking to the Future

Chapter 12 Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)

The History of Hallucinogen Use
Hallucinogen Use Today
The Nature of Hallucinogens
Types of Hallucinogenic Agents

Chapter 13 Marijuana

History and Trends in Marijuana Use
Current Use of Marijuana
Marijuana: Is It the Assassin of Youth?
Is Marijuana Really a Gateway Drug?
Misperceptions of Marijuana Use
Characteristics of Cannabis
The Behavioral Effects of Marijuana Use
Therapeutic Uses and the Controversy over Medical Marijuana Use
The Physiological Effects of Marijuana Use

Chapter 14 Inhalants

History of Inhalants
Types of Inhalants
Current Patterns and Signs of Abuse
Dangers of Inhalant Abuse
Treatment of Abuse

Chapter 15 Over-the-Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal Drugs

OTC Drugs
Prescription Drugs
Common Principles of Drug Use

Chapter 16 Drug Use Within Major Subcultures

Athletes and Drug Abuse
Drug Use Among Women
Drug Use in Adolescent Subcultures
Drug Use in College Student Subcultures
HIV and AIDS: The Disease
Who Is at Risk for AIDS?
The Entertainment Industry and Drug Use

Chapter 17 Drug Use/Abuse Prevention

Drug Prevention Programs
Considering the Audience and Approach
Comprehensive Prevention Programs for Drug Use and Abuse
Drug Prevention Programs in Higher Education
Examples of Several Current Large-scale Drug Prevention Programs
Problems with Assessing Successes of Drug Prevention Programs
Other Alternatives to Drug Use

Chapter 18 Treating Drug Dependence

Treatment of Addiction
Drug Addiction Treatment in the United States

Appendix A Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions
Appendix B Drugs of Use and Abuse

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