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Drugs, Society and Human Behavior provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on society as well as on the individual. Trusted for more than 40 years by both instructors and students, this authoritative resource examines drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives—behavioral, pharmacological, historical, social, legal, and clinical. The 16th edition includes the very latest information and statistics and many new timely topics and issues have been added that are sure to pique students’ interest and stimulate class discussion.

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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