Health Reference: Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 5th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815173
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815179
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released May 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This new fifth edition provides updated information about the abuse of illegal substances and the misuse of over-the-counter and prescription medications. If offers facts about the most commonly abused drugs and discusses the causes and consequences of addiction. Drug abuse treatment options are described, and obstacles to recovery are explained. A section on drug abuse prevention discusses some of the strategies that have been successful in helping people avoid drug-related problems. The book concludes with glossaries of drug-related terms and directories of resources for additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.

Half Title Page.

Title Page.

Copyright Page.

Table of Contents.


Facts and Statistics about Drug Abuse in the United States.

1: Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use and Substance Abuse.

2: Injection Drug Use and Related Risk Behaviors.

3: Drug Abuse and Related Hospitalization Costs.

4: Understanding the Legal Use of Controlled Substances.

5: Regulations Regarding Controlled Substances.

6: Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics.

Drug Abuse and Specific Populations.

7: Initiation of Drug Abuse.

8: The Effect of Adult Substance Abuse on Children.

9: Adolescent Drug Abuse.

10: Drug Use among College Students.

11: Substance Abuse Issues of Concern to Women.

12: Substance Abuse in the Workplace.

13: Veterans and Drug Abuse.

14: Drug Abuse in Other Populations.

Drugs of Abuse.

15: Drugs Used as Performance Enhancers.

16: Cannabinoids.

17: Date Rape Drugs / Club Drugs.

18: Hallucinogenic Drugs.

19: Dissociative Drugs.

20: Inhalants.

21: Narcotics (Opioids).

22: Sedatives (Depressants).

23: Stimulants.

24: Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes.

25: New and Emerging Drugs of Abuse.

The Causes and Consequences of Drug Abuse and Addiction.

26: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction.

27: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse.

28: Drug Interactions.

29: Legal, Financial, and Social Consequences of Drug Abuse.

30: Health Consequences of Drug Addiction.

31: Hepatitis and Substance Abuse.

32: HIV / AIDS and Drug Abuse.

33: Mental Illness and Addiction.

34: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention.

Drug Abuse Treatment and Recovery.

35: Recognizing Drug Use.

36: Responding to Drug Abuse Emergencies.

37: Drug Abuse Intervention.

38: Medical Professionals Need to Identify Substance Use Disorders.

39: Detoxification.

40: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.

41: Supporting Substance Abuse Recovery.

42: Know Your Rights When in Recovery from Substance Abuse.

43: Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) for Substance Abuse.

44: Drug Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System.

Drug Abuse Testing and Prevention.

45: Effective Public Health Responses to Drug Abuse.

46: Drug Abuse Prevention Begins at Home.

47: Drug Testing.

48: Drug Abuse Testing and Prevention in Schools.

49: Preventing Drug Abuse in the Workplace.

50: Social Media and Substance Misuse Prevention.

51: Federal Drug Abuse Prevention Campaigns.

Additional Help and Information.

52: Glossary of Terms Related to Drug Abuse.

53: Glossary of Street Terms for Drugs of Abuse.

54: Directory of State Substance Abuse Agencies.

55: Directory of Organizations Providing Information about Drug Abuse.