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DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, 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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Stephen A. Maisto
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2014-01-01
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305177598

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Genre: Social Science
Author: United States. Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
Publisher: Ardent Media
Release: 1974
File: 481 Pages
ISBN-13: 0842272399

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Bringing a new approach to covering the basic principles and major topics found in a typical psychopharmacology course, Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse also adds the newest exciting and controversial findings in the study of drug use and abuse. At the core, the text has a strong emphasis on developing scientific literacy and critical thinking in the student. Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse includes the major drugs typically covered in an undergraduate psychopharmacology course (caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines including methamphetamine, alcohol, opiates, marijuana, the hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antianxiety medications) and, moreover, the content emphasizes the latest scientific findings in the field, including advances in imaging the living brain. Included is a chapter on careers related to psychopharmacology, as well as a variety of pedagogical features that help students learn, making it appropriate for an instructor of a lecture-based, online or hybrid course.Ê

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Cecile A. Marczinski
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release: 2014-01-02
File: 512 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118801963

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Describes the psychological and physiological effects of marihuana and other drugs, discusses diagnosis and treatment, and looks at worldwide trends in drug abuse

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Sidney Cohen
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 1981
File: 323 Pages
ISBN-13: 0866563687

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Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers. A comprehensive reference on the effects of drug addiction on the human nervous system Focuses on core drug addiction issues from nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other commonly abused drugs Includes foundational science chapters on the biology of addiction Details challenges in diagnosis and treatment options

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Bertha Madras
Publisher: Elsevier
Release: 2013-11-15
File: 624 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780124186859

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Cocaine was once considered the elite's drug, with a price so high that only the very wealthy could afford it, and thought by many to be 'safe'. But during the 1980s, a dangerous and cheap derivative began appearing on the street. This drug, crack, is a cocaine free-base produced relatively safely and easily. Because of its low production costs, crack became popular among the lower classes, leading to an epidemic in the late 1980s, with estimates that over one million people used crack cocaine. The drug's name became synonymous with gangs, crime, and violence. Because of the intensity and apparent suddenness of the crack crisis, people began to wonder if there were any warning signs public officials missed and how exactly crack spread across the nation. Some even floated the theory that agencies like the CIA and FBI encouraged the use of crack in inner cities. No matter where it came from, crack is a menace that, though no longer 'epidemic', must be combated along with all other illegal drugs. This book makes a close examination of the development, responses to, and effect of the crack cocaine crisis in the United States. Included are descriptions of cocaine, crack, and the free-basing process. Also examined are the health questions surrounding the abuse problems and the allegations that governmental authorities had advance knowledge of crack. With the war on drugs a perpetual and critical battle in America, the facts and analyses presented here are of paramount importance to the understanding of a major issue of society's safety.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Edith Fairman Cooper
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release: 2002
File: 106 Pages
ISBN-13: 1590335120

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Genre: Drug abuse
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse. Community Epidemiology Work Group
Publisher:
Release: 2006-06
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015045505339

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Genre: Government publications
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1985
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OSU:32435030431431

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When this series was conceived, a book on substance abuse, including alcohol and alcoholism, was to be of highest priority. This priority was a reflection of my view that the subject is often taught inadequately or insufficiently in many training programs. Yet these problems are com monly encountered in clinical practice, and all too often in situations where accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment are of critical importance. We wanted a book that would be concise and easily readable but also comprehensive in its presentation of the basic principles underlying clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. It was of particular importance that the book also serve as an easy reference guide in emergency situations. Marc Schuckit, a man with impeccable credentials as a scholar and an experienced clinician in this field, has produced just such a book! Few psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or physicians will want to be without it. The presentation is comprehensive and in depth, yet so clear and well organized that it will also likely be of interest to medical students, nurses, and emergency personnel.

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Genre: Medical
Author: M. A. Shuckit
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-03-09
File: 211 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781468435429

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Genre: Alcoholism
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433078213414

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