Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society

ISBN-10: 0205665705
ISBN-13: 9780205665709
Edition: 6th 2010
List price: $128.20
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Description: This text examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Emphasis  More...

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Book details

List price: $128.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

This text examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Emphasis on the Biopsychosocial Model throughout the book, conceptualizing drug-taking behavior as a complex interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. The most comprehensive review of psychoactive drugs of any undergraduate textbook on the market. Exceptional coverage of steroid abuse and inhalant abuse. ldquo;Quick Concept Checks,rdquo; self-gradable questions interspersed throughout the chapters, help assess student understanding of text material. ldquo;Portraitsrdquo; take students into the lives of individuals who have either influenced thinking about drugs in our society or been impacted by drug use or abuse. ldquo;Drugshellip;in Focusrdquo; tell fascinating stories about the role of drugs in our history and present-day culture. ldquo;Health Linerdquo; features provide helpful information regarding specific aspects of drug-taking behavior and new medical applications. ldquo;Health Alertrdquo; features provide emergency information about drug abuse situations or recognition signs of serious drug misuse or abuse. ldquo;Point-Counterpoint Debaterdquo; features, located at the end of each of the five sections of the book, examine the principal pro and con arguments on important drug-related controversies in a simulated-debate format. ldquo;By the Numbershellip;rdquo; features at the beginning of each chapter provide pithy and provocative statistics relating to drug use and abuse, such as the percentage of people reporting drug abuse as a cause of family trouble (24%), estimated number of illicit drug users worldwide (185 million), or the number of outdoor marijuana plants in the U.S. seized by the DEA in 2003 (1.1 million). Extensive coverage of important theoretical perspectives on drug abuse: The Family Systems Model (Chs. 1, 17, and 18). Public Health Model (Chs. 1, 2, and 18). Harm Reduction Model (Ch. 2). Positions opposing the Disease Model of alcoholism and other forms of drug abuse (Ch. 10). The use of Drugs in our lives and drug-taking behavior, legally restricted drugs in our society, legal drugs in our society, medicinal drugs, treatment, prevention, and education. Drugs and Behavior

Briefcontents
Preface
Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
Drugs and Behavior Today
Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
LSD and Other Hallucinogens
Marijuana
Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
Legal Drugs in Our Society
Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Nicotine and TobaccoUse
Caffeine
Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants
Medicinal Drugs
Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
Treatment, Prevention, and Education
Intervention and Treatment: Strategies for Change
Prevention and Education: Schools, Community, and Family

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