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Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Hanson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2017-01-26
File: 694 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781284110876

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Thoroughly revised and updated, Drugs and Society, Eleventh Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a biological approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people. The Eleventh Edition incorporates the authors’ combined expertise in pharmacology, drug abuse, and sociology and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation and includes hundreds of new citations that reflect the current state of drug abuse issues and the rapidly changing issues of substance abuse/addiction.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Glen Hanson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2011-08-31
File: 618 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449613693

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"Drugs and intoxication have been facts of human life for millennia. Across the world, many people use illicit drugs, smoke, and drink alcohol. Yet very little has been written about their experiences. Academics, politicians and media reporting on the topic tend only to consider intoxication when it manifests as a social problem. This book takes a more nuanced view, and examines drug and alcohol use from a wider number of perspectives. It discusses issues such as the history of drug and alcohol use, the attractions of intoxication to individuals, and the control and regulation of drugs and their users. It also examines evidence for the rise of the so-called 'pharmaceutical society', and asks whether society is on the cusp of a revolution in psychoactive substance use." --Book Jacket.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Angus Bancroft
Publisher: Polity
Release: 2009
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780745635330

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Drugs and Society, Ninth Edition, clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people and provides students with a realistic perspective of drug-related problems in our society. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by incorporating personal drug use and abuse experiences and perspectives throughout. Statistics and chapter content have been revised to include the latest information on current topics.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Glen R. Hanson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2006
File: 587 Pages
ISBN-13: 0763737321

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This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Henry H. Brownstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2015-12-07
File: 600 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118726792

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Genre: Drug abuse
Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
Publisher:
Release: 1972
File: 65 Pages
ISBN-13: SRLF:D0004180311

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This work focuses on the many critical areas of America’s drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective.

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Genre: Law
Author: Michael D. Lyman
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2003-01-01
File: 550 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781437755435

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Annotation "While providing background theory on harm reduction and pragmatic public health approaches to disease prevention, is focused on HIV/AIDS epidemic in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS). This region now se"

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Genre: Medical
Author: Anna Alexandrova
Publisher: IDEA
Release: 2004
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 0972054189

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This book, written by a multi-disciplinary group of experts, aims to stimulate an informed debate about the possible alternatives to these unsuccessful policies. It describes the historical reasons why alcohol and tobacco are legal while heroin and amphetamine are not. It discusses the reasons why people use drugs, the consequences of their doing so and the benefits and limitations of treatment. The authors investigate the lessons to be learnt from previous attempts to curb drug and alcohol use, how the 1.4 billion pounds that the UK Government currently devotes to drug control might be better spent in future, and what would be likely to happen if cannabis, or even heroin, were to be 'legalised'.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
Release: 2000-01-01
File: 291 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781901242447

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'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Ross Coomber
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2013-04-29
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446281574

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