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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.

Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS 

Preface  

 

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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