The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse

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Baker & Taylor
Provides comprehensive information on substance abuse terms and phrases, and includes a table of controlled substances and the medications used to treat their abuse.

Book News
With about 200 entries, this reference covers the abuse of illegal and legal drugs and how it affects society. In addition to substances and their effects, risks and consequences of drug abuse, social issues, and psychiatric concerns, entries examine prevention and treatment, law-enforcement issues, and drugs in specific social groups. The worldwide drug trade and the effects of drug abuse in other countries are also covered. A 25-page introduction overviews the history of drug and alcohol abuse, mainly in the US and Europe, and touches on issues such as class, gender, and race. Appendixes provide statistics, directories of groups and organizations, and resources for further research. The book is accessible to readers in high school and up. Gwinnell teaches psychiatry at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Adamec is a health writer. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
With approximately 200 entries, The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse covers the full range of illegal and legal drugs and how they affect society. Taking a global perspective, this new title looks at the worldwide drug trade and the effects of drug abuse in countries and cultures around the world. This comprehensive reference examines various types of drugs and how they function, taking into account risks, causes and consequences of abuse, social issues, psychiatric concerns, means of prevention, law-enforcement efforts, and drugs in specific social groups. Appendixes provide statistics, directories of helpful groups and organizations, and resources for further research.

Facts on File
Drug abuse is a longstanding and painful problem that can lead to devastating effects for users, addicts, and their families and friends. Studies show that a large percentage of junior high and high school students have been exposed to, or have experimented with, illegal drugs. The most commonly abused drugs are alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine, but as trends change, new drugs become more and more popular. Abuse of methamphetamines and prescription drugs is currently on the rise, and though anti-drug messages are distributed widely, young people continue to try drugs for the first time every day.

With approximately 200 entries, The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse covers the full range of illegal and legal drugs and how they impact society. Taking a global perspective, this new title looks at the worldwide drug trade and the effects of drug abuse in countries and cultures around the world, as well as in the United States. This comprehensive reference examines various types of drugs and how they function, risks, causes and consequences of abuse, social issues, psychiatric issues, means of prevention, law enforcement efforts, and drugs in special social groups. Appendixes provide statistics, directories of helpful groups and organizations, and resources for further research.

Topics include:
  • Accidental overdose deaths
  • Barbiturates
  • Club drugs
  • Drug dependence
  • Gangs and drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Opiates
  • Pregnancy and substance abuse
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Treatment
  • Violence
  • and more.


Publisher: New York : Infobase Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9780816063307
0816063303
Branch Call Number: REF 616.86003 Gwi
Characteristics: xxxiii, 380 p. : ill. --
Additional Contributors: Adamec, Christine A. 1949-
Alternative Title: Drug abuse

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