Drug Use And Abuse

Author : Bonnie Graves
ISBN : 0736804161
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 67.61 MB
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Discusses different kinds of illegal drugs, their effects on health and behavior, their use and the risks involved, options for treatment, and ways to stay drug-free.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Drugs Of Abuse

Author : Simon Wills
ISBN : 0853695822
Genre : Medical
File Size : 88.54 MB
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Each chapter covers a particular drug group. These include opioids, cannabis, cocaine, amfetamines, ecstasy, LSD, volatile substances, performance-enhancing drugs, OTC and prescription medicines, nicotine and alcohol.
Category: Medical

Drug Use And Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction

Author : Howard Abadinsky
ISBN : 9781337515139
Genre : Education
File Size : 35.3 MB
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Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The text draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the illegal drug business, law enforcement, and theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Other topics include the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, the pharmacology and controversies surrounding marijuana, and United States and global drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Drug Use And Abuse

Author : Stephen A. Maisto
ISBN : 9781337670616
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.86 MB
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DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Drugs Of Abuse And Addiction

Author : Raymond Niesink
ISBN : 1439805997
Genre : Medical
File Size : 44.78 MB
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Drugs of Abuse and Addiction: Neurobehavioral Toxicology examines drugs of abuse and addiction and how they affect behavior. This book considers the entire range of addiction research in humans and animals, using a multidisciplinary approach to discuss all areas of the neuro- and behavioral sciences involved. Emphasis is on acute and chronic effects; reversible and irreversible consequences, functional disorders of the nervous system; neurobehavioral dysfunctions; and the multi-sided aspects of adddiction and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms.
Category: Medical

Drugs Of Abuse

Author : Sherrel Howard
ISBN : 9781118850145
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48.4 MB
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Drug abuse has been, and continues to be, a global societal issue with diverse sets of impacts. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms introduces the basic principles of pharmacology and neuroscience of drug abuse. Understanding the chemistry of commonly abused drugs and their impact on brain function will provide students and researchers with a more profound understanding of the molecular basis of drug abuse and addiction. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms opens with a brief history of drug use and abuse. Subsequent sections look at specific families of drugs, including stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens among others, and explore how their chemical make-up interacts with brain function. The final chapter provides a brief overview of clinical substance abuse treatment. Providing a concise, accessible introductory overview of the topic, Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and others interested in how drugs interact with the brain. Introduces readers to the basic principles of neuroscience and pharmacology as related to drug use and abuse. Explores how the chemical make-up of drugs interact with the brain and can lead to addiction Includes coverage of a wide array of commonly abused families of drugs, including stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and others. Provides an essential introduction to the chemical and molecular underpinnings of drug use and abuse
Category: Medical

Drug Use And Abuse

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781497015111
Genre : Education
File Size : 66.31 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Drug Use and Abuse. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

Understanding Drug Use And Abuse

Author : Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN : 9781137402110
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 29.17 MB
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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.
Category: Social Science

Illegal Drugs

Author : Paul Gahlinger
ISBN : 1440650241
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 87.87 MB
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Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.
Category: Health & Fitness

Substance Use And Abuse

Author : Russil Durrant
ISBN : 9781452262963
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 44.73 MB
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Substance use and abuse are two of the most frequent psychological problems clinicians encounter. Mainstream approaches focus on the biological and psychological factors supporting drug abuse. But to fully comprehend the issue, clinicians need to consider the social, historical, and cultural factors responsible for drug-related problems. Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives provides an inclusive explanation of the human desire to take drugs. Using a multidisciplinary framework, authors Russil Durrant and Jo Thakker explore the cultural and historical variables that contribute to drug use. Integrating biological, psychosocial, and cultural-historical perspectives, this innovative and accessible volume addresses the fundamental question of why drug use is such a ubiquitous feature of human society.
Category: Psychology