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.

An Introduction to Criminal Psychology

Author: Russil Durrant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317230816
Release Date: 2018-03-29
Genre: Social Science

This book offers a clear, up-to-date, comprehensive, and theoretically informed introduction to criminal psychology, exploring how psychological explanations and approaches can be integrated with other perspectives drawn from evolutionary biology, neurobiology, sociology, and criminology. Drawing on examples from around the world, it considers different types of offences from violence and aggression to white-collar and transnational crime, and links approaches to explaining crime with efforts to prevent crime and to treat and rehabilitate offenders. This revised and expanded second edition offers a thorough update of the research literature and introduces several new features, including: detailed international case studies setting the scene for each chapter, promoting real-world understanding of the topics under consideration; a fuller range of crime types covered, with new chapters on property offending and white-collar, corporate, and environmental crime; detailed individual chapters exploring prevention and rehabilitation, previously covered in a single chapter in the first edition; an array of helpful features including learning objectives, review and reflect checkpoints, annotated lists of further reading, and two new features: ‘Research in Focus’ and ‘Criminal Psychology Through Film’. This textbook is essential reading for upper undergraduate students enrolled in courses on psychological criminology, criminal psychology, and the psychology of criminal behaviour. Designed with the reader in mind, student-friendly and innovative pedagogical features support the reader throughout.

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

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.

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.??

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

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Author: Yifrah Kaminer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475790092
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Medical

`[This] volume provides a unique and advantageous perspective to the trainees and practitioners in the adolescent substance abuse field. It offers a sophisticated perspective on addiction treatment techniques developed in recent years, with a sensitivity to the social and developmental needs of the adolescent.' Marc Galanter, from the Foreword.

Substance Abuse

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854777
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Health & Fitness

This go-to resource on substance abuse supplies the broad background knowledge and historical information needed to understand this important sociological issue and provides readers with a range of additional sources for continuing their study of the topic. * Offers a broad introduction to the physiological, anatomical, and psychological changes associated with substance use and a variety of perspectives from subject experts with special knowledge of and/or experience with substance abuse problems * Provides an easily accessible list of nearly 100 books, articles, reports, and electronic sources with additional information on the topic of substance abuse * Addresses sociological aspects of drug use and the current debate over the legalization of certain drugs, such as medical and recreational marijuana * Includes a collection of relevant data and documents, an extensive annotated bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary

Clinicians Guide to Substance Abuse

Author: Smith-Seymour
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071347135
Release Date: 2001-03-12
Genre: Medical

It’s time to bolster your understanding of substance abuse and treatment *Provides a comprehensive basic introduction to substance abuse/treatment *Includes a discussion of the nature of addiction – which serves as a framework for the entire book *Offers detailed information on management and treatment *Outlines the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction *Delves into treatment issues specific to women, children, families, etc. *Presents valuable information on placement criteria and resources for specialist referral *Covers medical complications The resource you need to incorporate substance abuse treatment into your practice. Hazelden Chronic Illness Series offers clear and relevant information and practical advice on the treatment of chronic illness and related aspects of healthcare. Drawing on over fifty years of clinical experience and research at the Hazelden Foundation, the series provides authoritative coverage of a wide-range of topics critical to healthcare providers, students, and patients. This publishing alliance between Hazelden and McGraw-Hill, the world’s premier publisher of references and career tools for the medical profession, provides the depth and breadth of coverage you would expect when two industry leaders join forces. The HAZELDEN CHRONIC ILLNESS LIBRARY Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality * Clinician’s Guide to Mental Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Holistic Medicine * Clinician’s Guide to the Twelve Step Principles

This Is Your Brain Teaching About Neuroscience and Addiction Research

Author: Terra Nova Learning Systems
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 9781936959785
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Drug abuse

The need for studentsOCO understanding of the value of the neurosciencesOCoand the damaging effects of illicit drug use, the mechanisms of addiction, and the scientific and ethical basis of animal-based drug abuse researchOCois critical to creating a better future for our children (from the Introduction). This innovative middle school curriculum presents 10 comprehensive, ready-to-use lessons about contemporary real-world issues involved in drug use and 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.