Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

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Edition: 14th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-09-28
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 30 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectivesbehavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The text not only gives students the tools and information to make better personal decisions about psychoactive substances but also promotes a deeper understanding of the individual problems and social conflicts that arise when others misuse and abuse these substances. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.

Table of Contents

Drug Use in Modern Society
Drug Use: An Overview
Drug Use as a Social Problem
Drug Products and Their Regulation
How Drugs Work
The Nervous System
The Actions of Drugs
Uppers and Downers
Depressants and Inhalants
Medication for Mental Disorders
Familiar Drugs
Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs
Restricted Drugs
Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Prevention and Treatment
Preventing Substance Abuse
Treating Substance Abuse and Dependence
Drug Names
Resources for Information and Assistance
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