Drug Use and Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Howard Abadinsky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337515139
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Education

Updated to include the latest data and research, Abadinsky's DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary examination of all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. The text draws from the disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the illegal drug business, law enforcement, and theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Other topics include the nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, the pharmacology and controversies surrounding marijuana, and United States and global drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drug Use and Abuse A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467223140
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Drug Use and Abuse , A Comprehensive Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Drogen

Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104035680
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Fiction

»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695961
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Women s Drug and Substance Abuse

Author: Ann Marie Pagliaro
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351618250
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Psychology

This newly revised and expanded edition of Women's Drug and Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Analysis and Reflective Synthesis offers a unique analysis and synthesis of theory, empirical research, and clinical guidance for treating substance abuse among young, middle-aged, and older women of various racial and sociocultural backgrounds in the United States, 2000 to 2018. This text uses the most current research findings to examine the actions and effects of drugs, women’s patterns of medical and personal use and abuse, and common mental disorders associated with drug use. The authors also present their own empirically-based assessment model as well as prevention and treatment approaches specifically designed for women. Also included in the text is a comprehensive, cross-referenced subject index. Clear, comprehensive, accessible, and fully referenced, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and for professionals in all health and social care disciplines. Women's Drug and Substance Abuse is the 18th clinical pharmacology text that the Pagliaros have written over the past 40 years and is the 6th that deals exclusively with drug and substance abuse.??

Substance Use and Abuse

Author: Sylvia I. Mignon
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 1588266451
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Psychology

In this comprehensive introduction to the study of substance use and abuse, the authors explore both the personal and the societal consequences of alcohol and drug problems. A series of provocative chapters also helps students to navigate the unique problems facing women, adolescents, college students, the elderly, racial minorities, and the GLBT community. Trends in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and policy are all thoroughly covered. Among its many outstanding features, the book: puts a human face on the problems of alcohol and drug addiction; highlights the implications of theory and research for policy and practice; includes thematic discussion questions and an inventory of key concepts and terms; and, emphasizes readability for a challenging but not overly technical approach. This is a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the study of substance use, abuse, and treatment.

Youth Substance Abuse A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440839832
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Political Science

This text provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the essential aspects of youth substance abuse—an important contemporary personal, social, and public health issue. • Presents individual perspectives on youth substance abuse issues that provide readers with a very personal outlook on specific aspects of the topic • Provides readers with broad coverage of current issues and topics in substance abuse by adolescents as well as a historical perspective of how this problem has developed in the United States over the past century • Includes a chapter of primary documents sourced from a number of laws and court cases dealing with various aspects of youth substance abuse

Der totale Rausch

Author: Norman Ohler
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462315172
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre: Social Science

Drogen im Dritten Reich – »dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild« (Hans Mommsen) Über Drogen im Dritten Reich ist bislang wenig bekannt. Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt in ihre Blutbahnen hinein. Arisch rein ging es darin nicht zu, sondern chemisch deutsch – und ziemlich toxisch. Wo die Ideologie für Fanatismus und »Endsieg« nicht mehr ausreichte, wurde hemmungslos nachgeholfen, während man offiziell eine strikte Politik der »Rauschgiftbekämpfung« betrieb. Als Deutschland 1940 Frankreich überfiel, standen die Soldaten der Wehrmacht unter 35 Millionen Dosierungen Pervitin. Das Präparat – heute als Crystal Meth bekannt – war damals in jeder Apotheke erhältlich, machte den Blitzkrieg erst möglich und wurde zur Volksdroge im NS-Staat. Auch der vermeintliche Abstinenzler Hitler griff gerne zur pharmakologischen Stimulanz: Als er im Winter 1944 seine letzte Offensive befehligte, kannte er längst keine nüchternen Tage mehr. Schier pausenlos erhielt er von seinem Leibarzt Theo Morell verschiedenste Dopingmittel, dubiose Hormonpräparate und auch harte Drogen gespritzt. Nur so konnte der Diktator seinen Wahn bis zum Schluss aufrechterhalten. Ohler hat bislang gesperrte Materialien ausgewertet, mit Zeitzeugen, Militärhistorikern und Medizinern gesprochen. Entstanden ist ein erschütterndes, faktengenaues Buch. Der totale Rausch wurde von dem bedeutenden Historiker Hans Mommsen begleitet, der das Nachwort beisteuert. Sein Fazit: »Dieses Buch ändert das Gesamtbild.«

Mr Smiley

Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641185435
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Die Fortsetzung des Millionenbestsellers »Mr Nice« Howard Marks war der berühmteste Drogenschmuggler seiner Zeit und gleichzeitig Held einer ganzen Generation. Nach seiner Freilassung aus einem der härtesten amerikanischen Gefängnisse schrieb er den Millionen-Bestseller »Mr Nice«. Was kaum einer wusste: Neben seiner Rolle als Bestsellerautor geriet er Mitte der Neunziger in den Strudel der Ecstasyund Clubkultur. Und hatte es plötzlich wieder mit Verbrecherbossen und Gangstern zu tun. »Mr Smiley« nimmt den Leser mit auf eine unglaubliche Reise durch die Drogen-, Clubbing- und Verbrecherszene der Neunziger.

R ckkehr zur Liebe

Author: Marianne Williamson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641112004
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Self-Help

Mit Herz und Einfühlsamkeit interpretiert die amerikanische Bestsellerautorin die Weisheit des spirituellen Grundlagenwerkes „Ein Kurs in Wundern“. Sie macht mit Hilfe eines Selbstheilungsprogramms verständlich, was es heißt, auch dann immer wieder zur Einheit und Liebe zurückzukehren, wenn wir in unseren Beziehungen in Konflikte geraten oder in einer schweren Lebenskrise stecken.

Drug Abuse

Author: Meyer D. Glantz
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1557986010
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Why are some people more likely than others to become addicted to drugs? What are the best ways to prevent and treat addiction? How should we shape our public policies about drug addiction? Scientific perspectives on drug abuse are changing, and this text provides a comprehensive introduction to current ideas and research about the causes of drug abuse and its prevention and treatment. It also crystallizes the effects that research and public attitudes can and do have on our national drug abuse policies. The theoretical perspectives presented here should be of interest to clinicians and scientists alike, as well as anyone who cares about the societal effects of drug abuse.

Lowinson and Ruiz s Substance Abuse

Author: Pedro Ruiz
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781605472775
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

"A comprehensive, authoritative text on all aspects of substance abuse and addiction medicine. Scientific topics such as the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical treatment and management are addressed by a wide range of leading contributors. Behavioral addictions are addressed also, so the text is not solely devoted to specific substances and their misuse"--Provided by publisher.

Pathways of Addiction

Author: Committee on Opportunities in Drug Abuse Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309520782
Release Date: 1996-10-15
Genre: Medical

Drug abuse persists as one of the most costly and contentious problems on the nation's agenda. Pathways of Addiction meets the need for a clear and thoughtful national research agenda that will yield the greatest benefit from today's limited resources. The committee makes its recommendations within the public health framework and incorporates diverse fields of inquiry and a range of policy positions. It examines both the demand and supply aspects of drug abuse. Pathways of Addiction offers a fact-filled, highly readable examination of drug abuse issues in the United States, describing findings and outlining research needs in the areas of behavioral and neurobiological foundations of drug abuse. The book covers the epidemiology and etiology of drug abuse and discusses several of its most troubling health and social consequences, including HIV, violence, and harm to children. Pathways of Addiction looks at the efficacy of different prevention interventions and the many advances that have been made in treatment research in the past 20 years. The book also examines drug treatment in the criminal justice setting and the effectiveness of drug treatment under managed care. The committee advocates systematic study of the laws by which the nation attempts to control drug use and identifies the research questions most germane to public policy. Pathways of Addiction provides a strategic outline for wise investment of the nation's research resources in drug abuse. This comprehensive and accessible volume will have widespread relevance--to policymakers, researchers, research administrators, foundation decisionmakers, healthcare professionals, faculty and students, and concerned individuals.