Drug Use and Abuse

Author: Bonnie Graves

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736804165

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Discusses different kinds of illegal drugs, their effects on health and behavior, their use and the risks involved, options for treatment, and ways to stay drug-free.

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285070275

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Packed with the latest data and research, the powerful new DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 8e delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The text draws from the many disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice--resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. It 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 drug business, law enforcement, theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. New coverage includes nonmedical use of prescription drugs, synthetic substances, the use of stimulants to treat PTSD and ADD, medical marijuana, the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism, and an updated analysis of the United States drug policy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse

A Global Perspective

Author: Benjamin P. Bowser,Carl O. Word,Toby Seddon

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137402121

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

Drug Use and Abuse

Author: Stephen Maisto,Mark Galizio,Gerard Connors

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049509207X

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Addiction at Work

Tackling Drug Use and Misuse in the Workplace

Author: Hamid Ghodse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351960768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

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Drugs and the workplace just don't mix. Yes, most users of illicit drugs are employed adults and there's a high correlation between levels of stress, income and alcohol abuse amongst professional and managerial employees. But the risks associated with drug use and abuse in the workplace have been well defined. Addiction at Work enables you to understand the background and extent of the problem: the cost of drug abuse to your organization; the role your own organizational culture may have in encouraging drug misuse; the risks associated with dangerous or stressful jobs. There are also chapters to help you understand the symptoms of drug abuse and the potential risks associated with perfectly legal prescription or over-the-counter medicines. The right kind of drug policy can be a significant weapon to fight this problem. So Addiction at Work explores your responsibility as an employer and how to design, communicate and implement a policy that is appropriate for your organization. Finally, there are chapters on the tools and techniques open to your organization for tackling the problem head on; ways of addressing problem behaviours; the advantages and disadvantages of drug screening and the ethics associated with this practice; employee assistance programmes and specialist care and, finally, the employment law issues around drugs. Addiction at Work has been written by some of the world-authorities on drug use in the workplace. It is an essential reference for organizations seeking a way through the human, ethical and legal issues (and the risk they present to any employer) of a social problem that is increasingly impacting employees whatever their work or the nature of their workplace.

Drug Use and Abuse

Author: Stephen A. Maisto,Mark Galizio,Gerard J. Connors

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337408972

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 1999

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DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition, takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Substance Use and Abuse

Cultural and Historical Perspectives

Author: Russil Durrant,Jo Thakker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923428

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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Substance use and abuse are two of the most frequent psychological problems clinicians encounter. Mainstream approaches focus on the biological and psychological factors supporting drug abuse. But to fully comprehend the issue, clinicians need to consider the social, historical, and cultural factors responsible for drug-related problems. Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives provides an inclusive explanation of the human desire to take drugs. Using a multidisciplinary framework, authors Russil Durrant and Jo Thakker explore the cultural and historical variables that contribute to drug use. Integrating biological, psychosocial, and cultural-historical perspectives, this innovative and accessible volume addresses the fundamental question of why drug use is such a ubiquitous feature of human society.

Drug Use and Abuse

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Howard Abadinsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780495812661

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 475

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Packed with the latest data and research, the powerful new Seventh Edition of Howard Abadinsky’s DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, International Edition delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The text draws from the many disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available.Coverage includes 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 drug business, law enforcement, theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Completely current, the Seventh Edition also includes new coverage of neuroenhancers, the “Michael Jackson drug” propofol, tobacco and alcohol as “gateway drugs”, changes in heroin, Mexican drug cartels, the connection between drugs and terrorists, and much more.

Illegal Drugs

Author: Paul Gahlinger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650246

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.

Drug Use and Abuse

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467283436

Category: Education

Page: 67

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Drug Use and Abuse. 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.

Drug use and abuse

Author: Paul Alomonte,Theresa Desmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896868113

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Introduces the problem of the abuse of both illegal and legal drugs, and discusses the various stages of the war on drugs, drugs and sports, the question of legalization, and the principal drugs of abuse

Drug Abuse Prevention

A School and Community Partnership

Author: Dr. Richard W. Wilson,Cheryl A. Kolander

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763714611

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 346

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This is one of the only texts available that offers a holistic approach to planning and implementing drug abuse prevention.

Drug Use and Abuse

Signs/symptoms, Physical and Psychological Effects and Intervention Approaches

Author: Marie Claire Van Hout

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781626182325

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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Drug Use, Policy, and Management

Author: Richard Isralowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780865693333

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Examines how the complex problem of drug use and dependence may be addressed in the context of its many facets, ranging from drug containment policies to the provision of prevention and treatment services.

Drugs and Society

Author: Glen Hanson,Peter Venturelli,Annette Fleckenstein

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449613691

Category: Medical

Page: 618

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Thoroughly revised and updated, Drugs and Society, Eleventh 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 biological approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people. The Eleventh Edition incorporates the authors’ combined expertise in pharmacology, drug abuse, and sociology and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation and includes hundreds of new citations that reflect the current state of drug abuse issues and the rapidly changing issues of substance abuse/addiction.

Drugs of Abuse

Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms

Author: Sherrel Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118850149

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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Drug abuse has been, and continues to be, a global societalissue with diverse sets of impacts. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacologyand Molecular Mechanisms introduces the basic principles ofpharmacology and neuroscience of drug abuse. Understanding thechemistry of commonly abused drugs and their impact on brainfunction will provide students and researchers with a more profoundunderstanding of the molecular basis of drug abuse andaddiction. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanismsopens with a brief history of drug use and abuse. Subsequentsections look at specific families of drugs, including stimulants,depressants, and hallucinogens among others, and explore how theirchemical make-up interacts with brain function. The final chapterprovides a brief overview of clinical substance abusetreatment. Providing a concise, accessible introductory overview of thetopic, Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanismswill be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and othersinterested in how drugs interact with the brain. Introduces readers to the basic principles of neuroscience andpharmacology as related to drug use and abuse. Explores how the chemical make-up of drugs interact with thebrain and can lead to addiction Includes coverage of a wide array of commonly abused familiesof drugs, including stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, andothers. Provides an essential introduction to the chemical andmolecular underpinnings of drug use and abuse

The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse

An Integration of Econometric and Behavioral Economic Research

Author: Frank J. Chaloupka,Michael Grossman,Warren K. Bickel,Henry Saffer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226100494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 393

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Conventional wisdom once held that the demand for addictive substances like cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs was unlike that for any other economic good and, therefore, unresponsive to traditional market forces. Recently, however, researchers from two disparate fields, economics and behavioral psychology, have found that increases in the overall price of an addictive substance can significantly reduce both the number of users and the amounts those users consume. Changes in the "full price" of addictive substances—including monetary value, time outlay, effort to obtain, and potential penalties for illegal use—yield marked variations in behavioral outcomes and demand. The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse brings these distinctive fields of study together and presents for the first time an integrated assessment of their data and results. Unique and innovative, this multidisciplinary volume will serve as an important resource in the current debates concerning alcohol and drug use and abuse and the impacts of legalizing illicit drugs.

Substance Use and Abuse

Sociological Perspectives

Author: Victor N. Shaw

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275971397

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Examines substance use and abuse from a variety of sociological perspectives.

Drugs in Perspective

A Personalized Look at Substance Use and Abuse

Author: Richard Fields

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780697294265

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 346

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This volume gives the reader the latest information in the rapidly changing field of chemical dependency with an emphasis on family dynamics, the impact of family on individuals, and their use of alcohol/drugs. The text is designed to give readers as full an understanding of the dynamics of chemical dependency as possible as well as to foster and develop an effective perspective on the multifaceted aspects and problems associated with alcohol/drug use, abuse, and addiction.