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Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, and Annette E. Fleckenstein join creative forces in their textbook Drugs And Society (Hanson, Drugs and Society), ISBN 9781449613693. This book provides readers with an up-close and personal look at the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of everyday people as they discuss their own personal experiences with...
Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, and Annette E. Fleckenstein join creative forces in their textbook Drugs And Society (Hanson, Drugs and Society), ISBN 9781449613693. This book provides readers with an up-close and personal look at the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of everyday people as they discuss their own personal experiences with drugs. The most current coverage of the latest topics and features include that of steroids in baseball, OxyContin, restrictions on pain pills, and heroin potency, "National Household Survey" (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) and "Monitoring the Future" survey data. Discussion also includes that of methamphetamine and Ecstasy problems, as well as the current status of over-the-counter stimulants such as ephedrine. Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, and Annette E. Fleckenstein strategically lay out the contents of Drugs And Society (Hanson, Drugs and Society) across 18 chapters. Chapter 1 serves as a thorough 'Introduction to Drugs and Society' followed by chapter 2 'Explaining Drug Use and Abuse.' Chapter 3 presents information on 'Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law' followed by chapter 4 discussing 'Addictive Behavior and Treating Drug Dependence' and chapter 5 focusing on 'Homeostatic Systems and Drugs.' 'How and Why Drugs Work' is the topic of choice in chapter 6 with 'CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics' the focus of chapter 7 and 'Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects' presented in chapter 8. Chapter 9 investigates 'Alcohol: A Behavioral Perspective' while chapter 10 examines 'Narcotics (Opiodes) and chapter 11 delves into 'Stimulants.' Chapter 12 presents information on 'Tobacco' with chapter 13 presenting coverage of 'Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)' and chapter 14 examining 'Marijuana.' 'Inhalants' are the focus of chapter 15 followed by 'Over-the-Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal Drugs' in chapter 16 and 'Drug Use within Major Subcultures' discussed in chapter 17. The concluding topic in this book is that of 'Drug Use/Abuse Prevention' in chapter 18.
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