Drugs and Society


Author: Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284110877
Category: Medical
Page: 694
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Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth 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 multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.

Drugs and Society


Author: Glen R. Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284140792
Category: Psychology
Page: 694
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Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth 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 multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.

Drugs and Society


Author: Glen R. Hanson,University of Utah Salt Lake City Utah Glen R Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449689876
Category: Medical
Page: 576
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Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Twelfth 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 multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.A new modern design and robust ancillary package help students understand and retain key learning objectives from each chapter and prepare for class. Key Features Include:- Family Matters: Examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issues.- Prescription for Abuse: Current stories that illustrate the problems of prescription abuse and its consequences.- Holding the Line: Vignettes intended to help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems.- Case in Point: Examples of relevant clinical issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs discussed.- Here and Now: Current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse.- Highlighted definitions: Definitions of new terminology are conveniently located on the same page of their discussion in the text.- Learning objectives: Goals for learning are listed at the beginning of each chapter to help students identify the principal concepts being taught.- Summary statements: Concise summaries found at the end of each chapter correlate with the learning objectives.- Chapter questions: Provocative questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to discuss, ponder, and critically analyze their own feelings and biases about the information presented in the book.

Student Study Guide to Accompany Drugs and Society


Author: Glen R. Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763759322
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 227
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This handy study tool helps students get the most out of their course by reinforcing key concepts and terms.

Drugs and Society Student Study Guide


Author: Glen R. Hanson,Peter J. Venturelli,Annette E. Fleckenstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449634370
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 265
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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 multidisciplinary 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, Society, and Human Behavior


Author: Carl Hart,Charles Ksir,Oakley Ray
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073380797
Category: Self-Help
Page: 504
View: 1892

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Designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse course as taught in departments of health education, psychology, biology, sociology, and criminal justice, this full-color market-leading text provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society and human behavior. For over thirty years, instructors and students have relied on it to examine drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—in terms of behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical points of view.

High Society


Author: Ben Elton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448167507
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime. HIGH SOCIETY is a story or rather a collection of interconnected stories that takes the reader on a hilarious, heart breaking and terrifying journey through the kaleidoscope world that the law has created and from which the law offers no protection.

Becoming an Addictions Counselor


Author: Myers
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284167321
Category: Medical
Page: 214
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Becoming an Addictions Counselor, Fourth Edition provides evidence-based findings, cutting-edge treatment techniques, and a focus on critical thinking to show future counselors how to respond to clients' needs rather than impose "cookie-cutter" routines.

Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling


Author: Jerome David Levin,Joseph Culkin,Richard S. Perrotto
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765702890
Category: Medical
Page: 391
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This book is a basic resource of knowledge about alcoholism and drug addiction. The authors cover the scientific and clinical aspects of chemical dependency in a balanced way with case vignettes to illustrate clinical issues. The book is suitable for a number of student needs. Students preparing for the Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) examination will find topics discussed that are drawn from the certification examination requirements. The text can stand as a main source for college-level courses in addictions or chemical dependancy in the mental health health programs, and can be used as a college or stand-alone introduction to chemical dependancy and counseling. Psychologists, social workers, clergy, and other professional counselors who wish to supplement their knowledge about chemical dependancy will find this text serves as a valuable reference. After an introduction to the general problems of substance abuse counseling, the authors delineate the different types of drugs and their effects, organize the relevant information used in the assessment and diagnosis of addictions, integrate knowledge of human development with causes of dependancy and addiction, and explore the impact of addiction on health and the family. They then focus on the principles of chemical abuse counseling, including treatment planning, the different schools of counseling, how to understand and manage relapse, and special populations. They conclude with ethical considerations involved in treating chemical abusers. The authors believe that chemical dependency counseling is the only profession that treats substance abuse as a primary disorder and disease with its own causes, course, progression and complication. Chemical dependency counseling must deal with and absorb a complex and intriguing web of fact and theory drawn from sciences, medicine, and other fields. But the practical side of chemical dependency counseling remains an art and a science. This book offers a whole set of specific techniques

Comprehending Drug Use

Ethnographic Research at the Social Margins
Author: J. Bryan Page,Merrill Singer
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548039
Category: Social Science
Page: 225
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Comprehending Drug Use, the first full-length critical overview of the use of ethnographic methods in drug research, synthesizes more than one hundred years of study on the human encounter with psychotropic drugs. J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer create a comprehensive examination of the whole field of drug ethnography-methodology that involves access to the hidden world of drug users, the social spaces they frequent, and the larger structural forces that help construct their worlds. They explore the important intersections of drug ethnography with globalization, criminalization, public health (including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, hepatitis, and other diseases), and gender, and also provide a practical guide of the methods and career paths of ethnographers.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individualizing Interventions
Author: Ann Augustine Abbott
Publisher: N A S W Press
ISBN: 9780871013934
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society


Author: Charles F. Levinthal
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134003047
Category: Self-Help
Page: 416
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This text examines the impact of drug-taking behaviour on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological and sociological perspectives.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Drugs and Society


Author: Dennis Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259922794
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® includes current controversial issues in a debate-style forma designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, Additional Resources, and Internet References. Go to the Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/takingsides and click on "Explore this Collection" to browse the entire Collection. Select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Miller: Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Drugs and Society, 12/e book here http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:1259922790 for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

Key Concepts in Drugs and Society


Author: Ross Coomber,Karen McElrath,Fiona Measham,Karenza Moore
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446281574
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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'This is a great resource that reflects the huge expertise of the authors. It will be welcomed by students, researchers and indeed anyone wanting critical but comprehensive coverage of key issues and trends concerning drugs and society - locally and globally, historically and today.' - Nigel South, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex 'Provides informative, balanced and contextualized insights into the relationships between people and drugs. Whatever your background and however knowledgeable you feel you are about contemporary drug issues, I guarantee that you will learn something unexpected and new from this valuable text.' - Joanne Neale, Professor of Public Health, Oxford Brookes University Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

Drugs

Policy, Social Costs, Crime, and Justice
Author: Lisa Anne Zilney
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132275354
Category: Law
Page: 332
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Incorporating fields of sociology, criminology, and public policy, this book provides a more complete understanding of the issues surrounding drugs. The primary purpose of this work is to teach students about the dynamics of drugs (both legal and illegal) in American society, while providing a look at historical law creation and current law enforcement. Unique coverage includes topics such as the history of drugs in the U.S., the integral role of race in the creation of drug laws, the elaboration of the global trade in drugs, the U.S. drug control policies and the impact of the U.S. drug war on international relations. Features include: Incorporates observations from sociology, criminology, and public policy-- Includes more on U.S. drug control policies, the impact of U.S. laws on international relations and other nations approaches to drugs-- Emphasizes the U.S. drug war domestically and globally. Emphasizes the creation of drug laws. Includes real-life segments and human interest stories Important Terms Critical Thinking Questions Research Topics Suggested Reading/Films

A Health Educator’s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing


Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449657559
Category: Psychology
Page: 230
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The drug free workplace initiative was started in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan when he issued an executive order to develop guidelines for drug abuse testing for Federal Government employees. Since then, most state, government, and private employers have adopted the policy of a drug free workplace. Today, pre-employment drug testing is almost mandatory and passing the drug test is a condition for hire. A Health Educator's Guide to Understanding Drug Abuse Testing describes in layman s language the process of testing for drugs and provides coverage of what potential employees are being tested for, how the tests are performed, and what foods and drugs may affect the test results and may jeopardize a person's chance of being hired. Written by a practicing toxicologist, this text gives health educators a solid foundation in the process of drug testing and helps them understand how different methods of cheating drug tests are rendered ineffectual."

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs
Author: Marc Lewis
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391489
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Marc Lewis's relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen-year-old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin. He sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia and frequented Calcutta's opium dens. Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts: into a life of addiction, desperation, deception, and crime. But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered and became a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience. In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind. He explains the neurological effects of a variety of powerful drugs, and shows how they speak to the brain—itself designed to seek rewards and soothe pain—in its own language. And he illuminates how craving overtakes the nervous system, sculpting a synaptic network dedicated to one goal—more—at the expense of everything else.

The Age of Em

Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth
Author: Robin Hanson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191069663
Category: Computers
Page: 368
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Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

American Junkie


Author: Tom Hansen
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593766718
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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"Takes you to the gristle-chewing tracks of the gnarly Emerald City before the first wave of Sub Pop loving kids arrived.” Chris Estey, KEXP Radio, Seattle In American Junkie, Tom Hansen takes us non-stop into a land of desperate addicts, failed punk bands, and brushes with sad fame, selling drugs during the Seattle grunge years. It's a story that maps his heroin addiction, from the promise of a young life to the prison of a mattress, from budding musician to broken down junkie, drowning in syringes and cigarette butts, shooting heroin into wounds the size of softballs, and ultimately, a ride to a hospital for a six-month stay and a painful self-discovery that cuts down to the bone. Through it all he never really loses his step, never lets go of his smarts, and always projects quintessential American reason, humor, and hope to make a story not only about drugs, but a compelling study of vulnerability and toughness.

Why Crime?

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior
Author: Matthew B. Robinson,Kevin M. Beaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594607073
Category: Social Science
Page: 514
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Why Crime? reviews the very latest empirical evidence with regard to the risk factors that produce antisocial and criminal behavior. The authors meaningfully integrate risk factors identified by more than a dozen academic discplines that increase the odds of antisocial behavior and criminality. The result is a new interdisciplinary theory that helps break down traditional barriers and overcomes the “disciplinary myopia” that plagues criminological theory. Unlike the typical criminological theory text, Why Crime? actually advances the state of criminological theory as well as the field of criminology.