Drug Use and Abuse

Drug Use and Abuse

  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Author : Stephen A. Maisto
  • ISBN-10 : 9781285455518
  • Release : 2014
  • Genre: Psychology
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DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, 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.

Drug Use  Misuse and Abuse

Drug Use Misuse and Abuse

  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Author : Cecile A. Marczinski
  • ISBN-10 : 9781118801963
  • Release : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Psychology
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Bringing a new approach to covering the basic principles and major topics found in a typical psychopharmacology course, Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse also adds the newest exciting and controversial findings in the study of drug use and abuse. At the core, the text has a strong emphasis on developing scientific literacy and critical thinking in the student. Drug Use, Misuse and Abuse includes the major drugs typically covered in an undergraduate psychopharmacology course (caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines including methamphetamine, alcohol, opiates, marijuana, the hallucinogens, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and antianxiety medications) and, moreover, the content emphasizes the latest scientific findings in the field, including advances in imaging the living brain. Included is a chapter on careers related to psychopharmacology, as well as a variety of pedagogical features that help students learn, making it appropriate for an instructor of a lecture-based, online or hybrid course.Ê

The Substance Abuse Problems

The Substance Abuse Problems

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Sidney Cohen
  • ISBN-10 : 0866563687
  • Release : 1981
  • Genre: Psychology
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Describes the psychological and physiological effects of marihuana and other drugs, discusses diagnosis and treatment, and looks at worldwide trends in drug abuse

Substance Use and Abuse  2nd Edition

Substance Use and Abuse 2nd Edition

  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Author : Rick Csiernik
  • ISBN-10 : 9781551308920
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Psychology
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Substance Use and Abuse provides students and practitioners in the field of addiction counselling with a foundational knowledge of psychoactive drugs. With its emphasis on the bio-psycho-social components of addiction, this text is essential reading for both beginning and experienced addiction counsellors and social workers. Among the critical topics discusses are the concepts and theories of addiction, the major types of psychoactive substances, treatment options and resources, and numerous prevention strategies.

The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Author : Bertha Madras
  • ISBN-10 : 9780124186859
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Genre: Psychology
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Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers. A comprehensive reference on the effects of drug addiction on the human nervous system Focuses on core drug addiction issues from nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other commonly abused drugs Includes foundational science chapters on the biology of addiction Details challenges in diagnosis and treatment options

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Author : Benjamin P. Bowser
  • ISBN-10 : 9781137402110
  • Release : 2014-06-06
  • Genre: Social Science
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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.

The Emergence of Crack Cocaine Abuse

The Emergence of Crack Cocaine Abuse

  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Author : Edith Fairman Cooper
  • ISBN-10 : 1590335120
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
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Cocaine was once considered the elite's drug, with a price so high that only the very wealthy could afford it, and thought by many to be 'safe'. But during the 1980s, a dangerous and cheap derivative began appearing on the street. This drug, crack, is a cocaine free-base produced relatively safely and easily. Because of its low production costs, crack became popular among the lower classes, leading to an epidemic in the late 1980s, with estimates that over one million people used crack cocaine. The drug's name became synonymous with gangs, crime, and violence. Because of the intensity and apparent suddenness of the crack crisis, people began to wonder if there were any warning signs public officials missed and how exactly crack spread across the nation. Some even floated the theory that agencies like the CIA and FBI encouraged the use of crack in inner cities. No matter where it came from, crack is a menace that, though no longer 'epidemic', must be combated along with all other illegal drugs. This book makes a close examination of the development, responses to, and effect of the crack cocaine crisis in the United States. Included are descriptions of cocaine, crack, and the free-basing process. Also examined are the health questions surrounding the abuse problems and the allegations that governmental authorities had advance knowledge of crack. With the war on drugs a perpetual and critical battle in America, the facts and analyses presented here are of paramount importance to the understanding of a major issue of society's safety.

Drug Abuse Control Amendments  1970

Drug Abuse Control Amendments 1970

  • Publisher :
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare
  • ISBN-10 : LOC:00184238275
  • Release : 1970
  • Genre: Drug addicts
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