Drugs and Society

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 3, 2014 - Medical - 576 pages
Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Twelfth 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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Contents

Introduction to Drugs and Society
1
Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
59
Drug Use Regulation and the Law
102
Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
126
How and Why Drugs Work
149
CNS Depressants SedativeHypnotics
174
Alcohol Pharmacological Effects
197
Alcohol Behavioral Effects
223
Marijuana
403
Inhalants
447
OvertheCounter Prescription and Herbal Drugs
456
Drug Use in Subcultures of Special Populations
498
Drug Abuse Prevention
573
Treating Drug Dependence
612
Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions
627
Drugs of Use and Abuse
629

Narcotics Opioids
272
Stimulants
307
Tobacco
354
Hallucinogens Psychedelics
371
Glossary
638
Index
648
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