Synopses & Reviews
REVEL™ for Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society
examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. REVEL for Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society
offers a comprehensive review of psychoactive drugs, and is notable for the attention it gives to two aspects of drug-taking behavior that have been underreported in other texts: steroid abuse and inhalant abuse.
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About the Author
Dr. Charles F. Levinthal is Chair of the Department of Psychology and Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University, where he has taught and conducted research since 1971, having received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is author of fifteen books, including Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society, 78h ed. (2014), Drugs, Society, and Criminal Justice, 3rd ed. (2012), Point/Counterpoint: Opposing Perspectives on Issues of Drug Policy (2003), Introduction to Physiological Psychology, 3rd ed. (1990), and Messengers of Paradise: Opiates and the Brain (1988). Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society has been published in Korean (2008), and Messengers of the Paradise: Opiates and the Brain has been published in Spanish (1989) and Japanese (1991). His present research interests include issues in substance abuse and dependence, clinical neuropsychology, and cognitive decision-making. Dr. Levinthal presented the Hofstra University Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1987 and was voted by the graduating Class of 2003 as Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Dr. Levinthal was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2010.
Table of Contents
PART I: DRUGS IN SOCIETY/DRUGS IN OUR LIVES
1. Drugs and Behavior Today
2. Drug-Taking Behavior: The Personal and Social Concerns
3. How Drugs Work in the Body and on the Mind
PART II: LEGALLY RESTRICTED DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY
4. The Major Stimulants: Cocaine and Amphetamines
5. Narcotics: Opium, Heroin, and Synthetic Opiates
6. LSD and Other Hallucinogens
PART III: LEGAL DRUGS IN OUR SOCIETY
8. Alcohol: Social Beverage/Social Drug
9. Chronic Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
10. Nicotine and Tobacco Use
PART IV: ENHANCERS AND DEPRESSANTS
12. Performance Enhancing Drugs and Drug Testing in Sports
13. Depressants and Inhalants
PART V: MEDICINAL DRUGS
14. Prescription Drugs, Over-the-Counter Drugs, and Dietary Supplements
15. Drugs for Treating Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders
PART VI: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
16. Substance-Abuse Prevention
17. Substance-Abuse Treatment: Strategies for Change