Methamphetamine Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment

ISBN-10: 1592857175

ISBN-13: 9781592857173

Edition: 2009

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In recent years, the media has inundated us with coverage of the horrors that befall methamphetamine users, and the fires, explosions, and toxic waste created by meth labs that threaten the well-being of innocent citizens. In Methamphetamine: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment, the first book in Hazelden's new Library of Addictive Drugs series , Ralph Weisheit and William L. White consider the two faces of this drug: a narcotic that is enormously destructive to users and the community, but that is also useful in a number of legitimate ways. In separating fact from fiction, Weisheit and White provide context for understanding the current meth problem by tracing its history and the varying patterns of use over time, then offer an in-depth study of: the latest scientific findings on the effects of the drug on individuals the myths and realities of the drug's impact on the mind the national and international implications of methamphetamine production the drug's impact on rural communities, including two in-depth studies of counties in the Midwest issues in addiction and treatment of meth Thoroughly researched and highly readable, Methamphetamine offers a comprehensive understanding of medical, social, and political issues concerning this highly impactful drug. Library of Addictive Drugs Written for professionals and serious lay readers by nationally recognized experts, the books in the Library of Addictive Drugs series feature in-depth, comprehensive, and up-to-date information on the most commonly abused mood-altering substances.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Hazelden
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Ralph Weisheit, Ph.D.,is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University where he has been teaching and conducting research for over 25 years. He has authored eight other books, including Domestic Marijuana: A Neglected Industry and Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America. His research on methamphetamine draws together his knowledge of illicit drugs and of rural crime issues to gain a more comprehensive understanding of its effects, issues concerning the manufacture of the drug, and the process by which use of the drug spreads from one region to another.

Preface
Does Methamphetamine Matter?
Listening to Methamphetamine: The Lessons of History
The Physiological Effects of Methamphetamine
The Social Effects of Methamphetamine
Cooking Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine in Rural Communities
Treatment and Recovery Support Resources for Methamphetamine Dependence
Notes
Index
About the Authors
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