Drugs and Society

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 587 pages
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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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Contents

CHAPTER
2
An Overview of Drugs in Society
19
CHAPTER
22
Drug Use and Drug Dependence
36
Venturing to a Higher Form
46
Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
52
The Vicious Cycle of Addiction
61
CHAPTER 3
90
Other Narcotics
268
CHAPTER 10
280
CHAPTER 11
322
Phamacology of Nicotine
330
Looking to the Future
346
CHAPTER 12
352
The Nature of Hallucinogens
356
cm
382

Drug Abuse and the Law
101
Strategies for Preventing Drug Abuse
107
CHAPTER
118
Major Divisions of the Nervous System
128
CHAPTER 5
138
Pharmacokinetic Factors
145
Psychological Factors
156
138
162
Patterns of Abuse with
177
CHAPTER 7
186
The Physical Effects of Alcohol
192
The Effects of Alcohol on Organ
198
CHAPTER 8
208
History of Alcohol in America
220
Cultural Influences
227
College and University Students
233
Narcotics Opioids
250
Pharmacological Effects
256
Current Use of Marijuana
388
Is Marijuana Really a Gateway Drug?
394
Therapeutic Uses and the Controversy
403
Inhalants
420
CHAPTER 15
430
Prescription Drugs
451
Common Principles of Drug Use
462
Drug Use Within Major
468
Drug Use Among Women
482
Drug Use in Adolescent Subcultures
489
Drug Use in College Student
501
Who Is at Risk for AIDS?
510
CHAPTER 17
526
CHAPTER 18
554
III
570
Index
576
Photo Credits
588
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