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Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Charles F. Levinthal

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 4, 2011

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For undergraduate courses on Drugs and Behavior.


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.


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.

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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 






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