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Drug Dependence

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Appropriate for undergraduate-level courses in Drug Abuse, Society and Behavior, Psychopharmacology, and Behavioral Pharmacology.

 

This thorough, non-judgmental overview of drug dependence approaches the subject from biological, psychological, and social perspectives. It introduces the reader to a wide-range of drugs, used both medically and non-medically, and discusses the origins, effects, medical uses, and especially the history of each drug. Emphasized is the understanding of how various factors contribute to drug use and dependence, problems arising from use and abuse, and treatment. To reflect a contemporary study of drugs, all information is uniquely organized according to the general principles underlying drug use rather than by different types of drugs.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter commences with an Introduction and ends with a Conclusion and References.)

1. Introduction: Drugs and Dependence.

Terminology. Origins, effects, medical uses, and history of individual drugs.

2. Biological Aspects.

Movement of drug in the body. Drugs and the nervous system. Tolerance. Physical dependence.

3. Psychological Aspects.

Drug self-administration. Subjective effects. Behavioral effects of drugs. Associative factors and placebos. Personality and drug use.

4. Social Aspects.

The sociocultural context of drug use. Social determinants of drug effects and drug use. Control of drugs. The natural history of drug use.

5. Medical Consequences of Drug Use.

Acute adverse effects. Adverse effects following chronic administration. Effects on offspring.

6. Therapy for dependence problems.

Preliminary considerations. Medical approaches. Psychotherapeutic approaches. Social approaches. Behavioral approaches.

Conclusions: effective treatment delivery.

Prevention.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132216074
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. :
Author:
White, Jason M.
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Substance Dependence
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
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Series Volume:
9388
Publication Date:
19901101
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 358 gr

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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