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Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society

Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society - 7th edition

Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780205037261

ISBN10: 0205037267

Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society by Charles F. Levinthal - ISBN 9780205037261
Edition: 7TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Drugs, Behavior and Modern Society by Charles F. Levinthal - ISBN 9780205037261

ISBN13: 9780205037261

ISBN10: 0205037267

Edition: 7TH 12

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Summary

This study brings together biological, psychological and sociological effects of drug use/abuse. Recent scientific findings relating to a wide range of psychoactive drugs are included along with chapters on inhalant abuse, steroid abuse and alcohol. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Author Bio

Dr. Charles F. Levinthal is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, where he has taught and conducted research since 1971, having received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is author of fifteen books, including Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 7th ed. (2012), Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice, 3rd ed. (2012), Point/Counterpoint: Opposing Perspectives on Issues of Drug Policy (2003), Introduction to Physiological Psychology, 3rd ed. (1990), and Messengers of Paradise: Opiates and the Brain (1988). Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society has been published in Korean (2008), and Messengers of the Paradise: Opiates and the Brain has been published in Spanish (1989) and Japanese (1991). His present research interests include issues in substance abuse and dependence, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive decision-making. Dr. Levinthal presented the Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1987 and was voted by the graduating Class of 2003 as Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Levinthal was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2010.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Drugs and Behavior Today 1
2 Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Dangers 27
3 How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind 60
4 The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines 87
5 Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs 112
6 Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants 133
7 The Major Narcotics: Opium, Morphine, and Heroin 149
8 LSD and Other Hallucinogens 176
9 Marijuana 202
10 Alcohol: Social Beverage, Social Drug 228
11 Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 253
12 Nicotine and Tobacco 283
13 Caffeine 313
14 Anabolic Steroids and Drug Abuse in Sports 333
15 Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs 352
16 Psychiatric Drugs: Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders 376
17 Prevention Strategies: Schools, Community, and Family 394
Index 415