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Designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse
course as taught in departments of health education, psychology,
biology, sociology, and criminal justice, this full-color market-leading
text provides the latest information on drug use and its effects on
society and human behavior. For over thirty years, instructors and
students have relied on it to examine drugs and drug use from a variety
of perspectives—in terms of behavioral, pharmacological,
historical, social, legal, and clinical points of view.

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Reviews for Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior:

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May 06, 2018

I read this entire book for my SAB-110 college class. I'm working on my Social Work degree. This is a very enjoyable book, it has a lot of good information and it really opens your eyes to drugs, their affects, and reasons why some may use. I'm a former user so I knew some of the information but some of it was new to me. You won't regret reading this book! This book talks about the treatment of substance use disorders I each chapter, in a "Focus on Treatment" box. It also talks about drug I read this entire book for my SAB-110 college class. I'm working on my Social Work degree. This is a very enjoyable book, it has a lot of good information and it really opens your eyes to drugs, their affects, and reasons why some may use. I'm a former user so I knew some of the information but some of it was new to me. You won't regret reading this book! This book talks about the treatment of substance use disorders I each chapter, in a "Focus on Treatment" box. It also talks about drug policy, what's successful, and what might not be, from around the world. It also has a bunch of info on Cannabis and the current opioid "crisis." I couldn't stop reading when I would start, although some chapters are a little more interesting than others. ...more
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Jul 30, 2018

This textbook is very thorough in its coverage of each drug and the relations of drugs to society and human behavior. I love how the chapters were organized to cover each drug. Section 1 gave a broad overview of drugs us in modern society. Section 2 covered how drugs work and their effect on the nervous system in the human body. Section 3 covered all the "uppers and downer" drugs which includes: stimulants, depressants, inhalants, and medication for mental disorders. Section 4 focused on This textbook is very thorough in its coverage of each drug and the relations of drugs to society and human behavior. I love how the chapters were organized to cover each drug. Section 1 gave a broad overview of drugs us in modern society. Section 2 covered how drugs work and their effect on the nervous system in the human body. Section 3 covered all the "uppers and downer" drugs which includes: stimulants, depressants, inhalants, and medication for mental disorders. Section 4 focused on alcohol, and Section 5 focused on the common legalized drugs such as caffeine, tobacco, dietary supplements, and over the counter drugs. Section 6 covered restricted drugs which includes opioids, hallucinogens, marijuana, and performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids. Section 7 covered preventative methods and treatment for those with drug and substance abuse. Overall, if you are interested in learning about marijuana, cocaine, heroin, morphine, caffeine, alcohol, opioids, hallucinogens, and prescription drugs; this book is a great read. ...more
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Jan 07, 2020

4.5 stars
This book did a great job presenting the available research in a way that wasn’t too dense or difficult to read. I think there were some sections that lacked some information, and I found only one assertion that is false - the idea that “[antipsychotics] do not produce drug dependence”(168). The alternative is not yet supported by extensive research, but based on speaking to many medical professionals, research on available literature, and personal experiences I do know that it’s 4.5 stars
This book did a great job presenting the available research in a way that wasn’t too dense or difficult to read. I think there were some sections that lacked some information, and I found only one assertion that is false - the idea that “[antipsychotics] do not produce drug dependence”(168). The alternative is not yet supported by extensive research, but based on speaking to many medical professionals, research on available literature, and personal experiences I do know that it’s actually not too difficult to become dependent on an antipsychotic. ...more
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Feb 22, 2017

As far as text books go, this one was fairly enjoyable. I like the layout and boxes with additional information and examples.
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Apr 02, 2018

A textbook on the same. It would seem to me, with such a dramatic rise in narcotic use in this country that much of this material would be dated by this time.
4

Jan 12, 2020

Para estudiar

Un gran libro para las personas que estudiamos adicciones y queremos apoyar a las personas que sufren esta enfermedad. Recomendable
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Dec 14, 2018

Life changing!

This book has information that the American public is unaware of. I highly recommend this book for all those who want to help themselves and others.
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Nov 19, 2015

I had to read this book for my Intro to Addiction and Addiction Behavior class. I actually did not mind having to read the chapters, because it was written in a way that was fun and easy to understand; and it had links for sites and things to interact and bring the subject really into focus. If you have to read it or even want to know more about addictive behavior, this is the perfect tool for you!! I highly recommend it!
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Feb 04, 2012

Pretty good as far as textbooks go. It was fairly easy to read, and the chapters weren't too dense. This is my first foray into substance abuse books, but I felt like the authors were slanted more towards treatment than punishment. I don't know if that's the general consensus, but I liked that about this book.
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Jan 25, 2015

Although this book is written all in english (so Ido not understand 100% percent, haha). overall I recomend this for my friends specially who works in National narcotic Board (BNN).The narcotic case taken from young american drug use disorder. but, a little bit this has some of similarity with Indonesian drug use disoreder case. and ofcourse for any body who care with this emergency issue
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Jan 10, 2015

I'm using this book in my Drugs and Behavior Psychology class that I teach
I like the way the chapters are laid out - and the summaries and exercises at the end. The exercises show you what you need to go back and study if you didn;t get it at first reading
The information is current and detailed
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May 17, 2016

Easy to read and interesting subject matter. I think I read the 6th edition, and there were quite a few typos. This was a textbook for my Psychology of Drugs and Behavior class, and I actually enjoyed reading. I learned a lot from this book.
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Jan 18, 2016

Fairly easy read

It was an enjoyable and easy read for a textbook. Very informative. I actually enjoyed reading it and feel like I retained the information.
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Aug 01, 2008

Covers the whole spectrum of drugs, and describes each type very well. If you're curious about drugs, and what the long term effects of them are, this is definately a good read.
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May 17, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book for my Psychology of Drugs and Behavior class. It is easy to read and has a lot of interesting information. I learned a lot from this book.
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Jul 07, 2013

I started this class thinking it was going to be eight weeks of hell. Then I started reading this book and found the subject matter was interesting and easy to understand.

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