Higher Education

Drugs Across the Spectrum, 7th Edition

  • Raymond Goldberg Vance-Granville Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1133594166  |  ISBN-13: 9781133594161
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2003
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

Up-to-date and student-oriented, DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM encourages students to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like "Fact or Fiction" and "Thinking Critically" questions, Goldberg engages and educates students about the topics and issues related to drugs in society. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • "Fact or Fiction" questions open each chapter and engage student interest in the chapter content.
  • "On Campus" boxes motivate students by focusing on relevant, interesting facts and statistics. Examples include correlations among exercise habits, tobacco use, and drinking among college students as well as the consumption of high-energy alcohol beverages among college students.
  • "Thinking Critically" boxes at the end of each chapter stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion. Examples include "Should Drug Policy Focus on Reducing the Supply of Drugs or the Demand for Drugs?" and "The Cost of Health Insurance Continues to Climb. Should Smokers Be Required to Pay More for Health Insurance?"
  • Four-color photos and figures highlight the latest statistics and trends, giving students an easy visual reference to support key chapter concepts.
  • "Web Resources" with brief descriptions are included at the end of each chapter and direct students to online resources for further information related to the chapter topics.

Table of Contents

1. Drugs in Perspective.
2. Drugs in Contemporary Society.
3. Motivations for Drug Use.
4. Drugs and the Law.
5. The Pharmacology and Physiology of Drug Use.
6. Alcohol.
7. Tobacco.
8. Narcotics.
9. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs.
10. Psychotherapeutic Drugs.
11. Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Caffeine.
12. Marijuana.
13. Hallucinogens.
14. Over-the-Counter Drugs.
15. Substance Abuse Treatment.
16. Drug Prevention and Education.
Bibliography.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • NEW! Updated with the latest information on prescription drug use and abuse, designer drugs, FDA regulations of cigarette labels, the results from the latest "Monitoring the Future" study, widespread use of energy drinks, and other current topics.
  • NEW! "Cultural Considerations" boxes in each chapter call attention to variations in substance use and abuse between different socioeconomic and ethnic groups and between the U.S. and other nations.
  • NEW! Chapter 10 on psychotherapeutic drugs has been substantially revised with new updates on depression rates among young people, newer psychiatric drugs such as Lexapro and atypical SNRIs such as Effexor.
  • NEW! Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, SEVENTH EDITION.
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Global Health Watch, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111377316 | ISBN-13: 9781111377311)

Use Global Health Watch to stay current in your course. You will get access to a variety of trusted academic journals, newspapers, and magazine articles as well as videos, primary sources and much more.

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Global Health Watch 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111377332 | ISBN-13: 9781111377335)

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Careers in Health, Physical Education, and Sports  (ISBN-10: 0495388394 | ISBN-13: 9780495388395)

Walking you through the process of exploring the type of health-related career you may want to pursue, this informative supplement helps you prepare for the transition into the working world as well as offers insight into different types of career paths, education requirements, and reasonable salary expectations. A designated chapter discusses some of the legal issues that surround the workplace, including discrimination and harassment, while personal development activities encourage you to focus and develop better insight into your future.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Raymond Goldberg

Raymond Goldberg is the Dean of Health Sciences at Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. Over the course of his professional life, Ray has taught a variety of drug-related courses, authored numerous articles on health- and drug-related topics, and received several significant research grants for his work in health and drug education.