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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

16th Edition
By Carl Hart and Charles Ksir
ISBN10: 0078028647
ISBN13: 9780078028649
Copyright: 2015
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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior

About the Authors

Preface

Section One: Drug Use in Modern Society

Chapter 1 Drug Use: An Overview

Chapter 2 Drug Use as a Social Problem

Chapter 3 Drug Policy

Section Two: How Drugs Work

Chapter 4 The Nervous System

Chapter 5 The Actions of Drugs

Section Three: Uppers and Downers

Chapter 6 Stimulants

Chapter 7 Depressants and Inhalants

Chapter 8 Medication for Mental Disorders

Section Four: Alcohol

Chapter 9 Alcohol

Section Five: Familiar Drugs

Chapter 10 Tobacco

Chapter 11 Caffeine

Chapter 12 Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Section Six: Restricted Drugs

Chapter 13 Opioids

Chapter 14 Hallucinogens

Chapter 15 Marijuana

Chapter 16 Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Section Seven: Prevention and Treatment

Chapter 17 Preventing Substance Abuse

Chapter 18 Treating Substance Use Disorders

Appendix A Drug Names

Appendix B Resources for Information and Assistance

Glossary; Credits; Index

About the Author

Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart is an Associate Professor in both the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University and is also a Research Scientist in the Division of Substance Abuse at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. A major focus of Dr. Hart’s research is to understand the complex interactions between neurobiological and environmental factors that mediate and modulate the actions of drugs of abuse, including drug-taking behaviour and cognitive performance. Dr. Hart’s research has been supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the past several years. In addition to his substantial research responsibilities, Dr. Hart teaches an undergraduate Drugs and Behaviour course and was recently awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching award.

Charles Ksir

Charles Ksir received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington. Following his postdoctoral training in Neurobiology at the Worcester Foundation in Massachusetts, he began a 34-year career in teaching and research at the University of Wyoming, where he also served in a variety of administrative positions. Now a professor emeritus, he focuses his efforts on teaching and textbook writing. He has taught the psychology course Drugs and Behaviour to more than three thousand students since 1972 and has received several teaching awards.