This text examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives.
For undergraduate Drugs and Behavior courses .
In today's world, drugs and their use present a social paradox, combining the potential for good and for bad. As a society and as individuals, we can be the beneficiaries of drugs or their victims. Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, Sixth Edition features a comprehensive review of psychoactive drugs, and is notable for the attention it gives to two aspects of drug-taking behavior that have been underreported in other texts: steroid abuse and inhalant abuse.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
CHAPTER 1: Drugs and Behavior Today
CHAPTER 2: Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
CHAPTER 3: How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
PART TWO: Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
CHAPTER 4: The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
CHAPTER 5: Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
CHAPTER 6: LSD and Other Hallucinogens
CHAPTER 7: Marijuana
PART THREE: Legal Drugs in Our Society
CHAPTER 8: Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
CHAPTER 10: Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
CHAPTER 11: Nicotine and Tobacco Use
PART FOUR: Enhancers and Depressants
CHAPTER 12: Performance Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
CHAPTER 13: Depressents and Inhalants
PART FIVE: Medicinal Drugs
CHAPTER 14 Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
CHAPTER 15: Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
PART SIX: Prevention and Treatment
CHAPTER 16: Substance-Abuse Prevention
CHAPTER 17: Substance-Abuse Treatment: Strategies for Change
Format: Alternate Binding
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