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Drugs & Society Fourteenth Edition



5 Stars! from Doody’s Book Reviews! (of the 13th Edition)
“This edition continues to raise the bar for books on drug use and abuse. The presentation of the material is straightforward and comprehensive, but not off putting or complicated.”

Every new print text includes Navigate Advantage Access which unlocks a complete eBook, workbook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

As a long-standing, reliable resource Drugs & Society, Fourteenth Edition continues to captivate and inform students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals. The authors have integrated their expertise in the fields of drug abuse, pharmacology, and sociology with their extensive experiences in research, treatment, drug policy making, and drug policy implementation to create an edition that speaks directly to students on the medical, emotional, and social damage drug use can cause.

  • NEW – Includes new and updated content on important topics, such as:
    • discussion of the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs in athletic sport activity;
    • the most recent finding concerning vaping;
    • the pattern of methamphetamine resurgence use in the U.S. and its trafficking patterns;
    • the recent connection between methamphetamine and heroin/opioid use;
    • updates on the rapidly escalating drug costs in the U.S.;
    • the most recent changes related to the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use in U.S. states, and the difference in the three main strains of marijuana;
    • public advertising and consumer controversies surrounding prescription drug use;
    • and much more!
  • Holding the Line features include vignettes that help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems.
  • Case in Point features provide examples of relevant clinical and/or social issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs.
  • Here and Now features include current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse
  • Family Matters boxes show examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issue

Written for undergraduate courses on Drugs, Alcohol and Society within the departments of Health & Physical Education, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, and Family and Consumer Science.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter  1  Introduction to Drugs and Society
  • Chapter  2  Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
  • Chapter  3  Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law
  • Chapter  4  Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
  • Chapter  5  How and Why Drugs Work
  • Chapter  6  CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics
  • Chapter  7  Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects
  • Chapter  8  Alcohol: Behavioral Effects
  • Chapter  9  Narcotics (Opioids)
  • Chapter  10  Stimulants
  • Chapter  11  Tobacco
  • Chapter  12  Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
  • Chapter  13  Marijuana
  • Chapter  14  Inhalants
  • Chapter  15  Over-the-Counter, Prescription, and Herbal Drugs
  • Chapter  16  Drug Use in Subcultures of Special Populations
  • Chapter  17  Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Chapter  18  Treating Drug Dependence
  • Appendix  A  Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions
  • Appendix  B  Drugs of Use and Abuse

About the Author

Glen R. Hanson, PhD, DDS – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Glen R. Hanson is the vice dean of the School of Dentistry and a professor of pharmacology in the School of Dentistry at the University of Utah. He is also the Senior Advisor for the Mountain Plains PTTC (Prevention Technology Transfer Center), which is supported by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration of the Department of Heath and Human Services. During his approximately 30 years in academics, he has received more than $30 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to research the neurobiology of drug abuse, and he has authored more than 240 scientific papers and 50 book chapters on the subject. Dr. Hanson has lectured on drug abuse topics throughout the world. He served as the director of the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at NIDA, after which he became NIDA’s acting director from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Hanson works with scientists, public officials, policy makers, and the general public to more effectively deal with problems of drug abuse addiction.

Peter J. Venturelli, PhD – Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Dr. Peter J. Venturelli has been the coauthor of this text since the second edition of Drugs and Society in 1988. In addition to revising this text every two years, the experiences and qualifications of Dr. Venturelli in academia and professional life include publishing research in drug and ethnic anthologies and scholarly journals, authoring approximately 60 conference papers at national professional sociological meetings, serving in elected and administrative positions in professional sociological and drug research, associations, receiving research grants involving drug use and ethnicity, authoring the latest drug research, serving as a board member at the Baldwin Research Institute (alcohol and drug retreats), and teaching undergraduate and graduate students for the past 32 years

Annette E. Fleckenstein, PhD – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Annette E. Fleckenstein has been a coauthor of Drugs and Society since its seventh edition and is a professor and assistant dean in the School of Dentistry at the University of Utah. She has researched the neurobiology of substance abuse for more than 20 years, lectured on topics related to substance abuse throughout the United States and abroad, and authored more than 110 scientific papers and book chapters on this and related subjects. Dr. Fleckenstein has been a NIDA-funded researcher for more than 20 years and has a long history of lecturing to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

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Weight 2.81 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 1.0 × 10.75 in
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