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Organized categorically and based on solid research, Levinthal introduces many of the controversies related to drug use and abuse with a focus on health and prevention. With a strong emphasis on prevention and education and interesting pedagogical features, this book covers the effects of abuse from a biological, psychological, sociological, and health perspective. Solid research supports the frank and informative manner in which the material is presented to students. The book addresses drug-related topics in every aspect of life with information on inhalants, over-the-counter drugs, nicotine, caffeine, and more, providing students with the tools to make intelligent decisions and interpret the many ways in which drugs affect their world.
Table of Contents
PART 1: Drugs in Society/Drugs in Our Lives
Drugs and Behavior Today
Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
Point/Counterpoint: Should We Legalize Drugs?
PART 2: Legally Restricted Drugs in Our Society
The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
The Major Narcotics: Opium, Morphine, and Heroin
LSD and Other Hallucinogens
Anabolic Steroids and Drug Abuse in Sports
Point/Counterpoint: Should Marijuana Be Available for Medicinal Purposes?
PART 3: Legal Drugs in Our Society
Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Nicotine and Tobacco
Glues, Solvents, and Other Inhalants
Point/Counterpoint: Should Alcoholism Be Viewed as a Disease?
PART 4: Medicinal Drugs
Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
Sedative-Hypnotics and Antianxiety Drugs
Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
Point/Counterpoint: How Do We Get Orphan Drugs Adopted?
PART 5: Treatment, Prevention, and Education
Prevention and Treatment: Strategies for Change
Prevention and Education: Schools, Community, and Family