Drug Use And Abuse by Stephen A. Maisto

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Nelson Education
Release : 2014
ISBN-13 : 9781285455518
Hardcover : 512 Pages


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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.

The Emergence Of Crack Cocaine Abuse by Edith Fairman Cooper

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Nova Publishers
Release : 2002
ISBN-13 : 1590335120
Hardcover : 106 Pages


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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.

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1971
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951D035646258
Hardcover : Pages


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Epidemiologic Trends In Drug Abuse by National Institute on Drug Abuse. Community Epidemiology Work Group

Genre : Drug abuse
Editor :
Release : 2006-06
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015045505339
Hardcover : Pages


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Genre : Government publications
Editor :
Release : 1988
ISBN-13 : OSU:32437010623300
Hardcover : Pages


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Drug And Alcohol Abuse by M. A. Shuckit

Genre : Medical
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN-13 : 9781468435429
Hardcover : 211 Pages


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When this series was conceived, a book on substance abuse, including alcohol and alcoholism, was to be of highest priority. This priority was a reflection of my view that the subject is often taught inadequately or insufficiently in many training programs. Yet these problems are com monly encountered in clinical practice, and all too often in situations where accurate diagnosis and rapid treatment are of critical importance. We wanted a book that would be concise and easily readable but also comprehensive in its presentation of the basic principles underlying clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. It was of particular importance that the book also serve as an easy reference guide in emergency situations. Marc Schuckit, a man with impeccable credentials as a scholar and an experienced clinician in this field, has produced just such a book! Few psychiatrists, psychotherapists, or physicians will want to be without it. The presentation is comprehensive and in depth, yet so clear and well organized that it will also likely be of interest to medical students, nurses, and emergency personnel.

Genre : Alcoholism
Editor :
Release : 1997
ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433078213414
Hardcover : Pages


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Publication Catalog Of The U S Department Of Health And Human Services by United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Genre : Government publications
Editor :
Release : 1982
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015035842429
Hardcover : Pages


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Classified listing of publications. "If an item is not found in this publication it was not published within the catalog time span or was not sent to the Superintendent of Documents for cataloging within the time span." Also contains HHS regional offices, agency organizational chart, general information, major sources of HHS publications and information, and explanatory sample entries. Each entry gives such information as bibliographical details, price, either LC or NLM subject headings, agency number, and OCLC number. Author, title, subject, series/report, and stock number indexes.

Substance Abuse by Joyce H. Lowinson

Genre : Medical
Editor : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2005
ISBN-13 : 0781734746
Hardcover : 1421 Pages


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The premier text on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its updated and expanded Fourth Edition, with up-to-the-minute insights from more than 150 experts at the front lines of patient management and research. This edition features expanded coverage of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and complete information on “club drugs” such as Ecstasy. New sections focus on addiction in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and women’s health issues, including pregnancy. The expanded behavioral addictions section now includes hoarding, shopping, and computer/Internet abuse. Includes access to a Companion wesbite that has fully searchable text.

Genre : Psychology
Editor : Canadian Scholars’ Press
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN-13 : 9781551308920
Hardcover : 496 Pages


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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.