Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior: B&B Health

Author: Charles J. Ksir Carl L. Hart
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Category: Drug & Substance Abuse: Social Aspects, Sociology, Coping With Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Book Format: Paperback

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.

Table Of Contents
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 DownersChapter 6 Stimulants Chapter 7 Depressants and Inhalants Chapter 8 Medication for Mental Disorders Section Four: AlcoholChapter 9 Alcohol Section Five: Familiar Drugs Chapter 10 Tobacco Chapter 11 Caffeine Chapter 12 Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs Section Six: Restricted DrugsChapter 13 Opioids Chapter 14 Hallucinogens Chapter 15 Marijuana Chapter 16 Performance-Enhancing Drugs Section Seven: Prevention and TreatmentChapter 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 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. Harts 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. Harts 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 Universitys highest teaching award.
Charles Ksir received his bachelors 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.


SKU BK-9780078028649
Barcode # 9780078028649
Brand McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Artist / Author Charles J. Ksir Carl L. Hart
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