Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780816846
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816848
  • DDC: 362.29
  • 632 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides information about abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Describes specific drugs, their health impacts, addiction potential, and harms to individuals, families and communities. Drug treatment and recovery options and information on drug testing and drug-use prevention.<\P>

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 Drug Abuse in the United States.
2: Drugs: Abuse and Addiction.
3: How Drugs Impact Brain.
4: Genetics and Epigenetics of Addiction.
5: Drug Abuse and Related Hospitalization Costs.
6: Understanding the Legal Use of Controlled Substances.
7: Regulations Regarding Controlled Substances.
8: Drugs—Shatter the Myths.
9: Substance-Abuse Treatment Statistics.
Drug Abuse and Specific Populations.
10: Adolescent Drug Abuse.
11: Drug Use among College Students.
12: Substance-Abuse Issues of Concern to Women.
13: Cigarette Smoking and Tobacco Use among People of Low Socioeconomic Status.
14: Substance Abuse in the Workplace.
15: Seniors and Drug Abuse.
16: Substance Abuse in the LGBT Community.
17: Substance Abuse in the Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations.
18: Drug Abuse in Other Populations.
Drugs of Abuse.
19: Introduction to Drug Classes.
20: Anabolic Steroids and Related Drugs Used as Performance Enhancers.
21: Cannabinoids.
22: Club Drugs.
23: Dissociative Drugs.
24: Hallucinogenic Drugs.
25: Inhalants.
26: Narcotics (Opioids).
27: Sedatives (Depressants).
28: Stimulants.
29: Synthetic Drugs.
30: Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes.
The Causes and Consequences of Drug Abuse and Addiction.
31: Drug Addiction Is a Chronic Disease.
32: Common Risk and Protective Factors for Drug Use.
33: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse.
34: Legal, Financial, and Social Consequences of Drug Abuse.
35: Health Consequences of Drug Addiction.
36: Preventing Disease in Drug-Abusing Populations.
37: Mental Illness and Addiction.
38: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention.
Drug-Abuse Treatment and Recovery.
39: Recognizing Drug Use.
40: Drug-Abuse Intervention.
41: Drug-Abuse Treatment in a Healthcare Setting.
42: Detoxification.
43: Treatment for Drug Addiction: An Overview.
44: Medication and Counseling Treatment.
45: Treatment for Methamphetamine Addiction.
46: Supporting Substance-Abuse Recovery.
47: Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental-Health and Substance-Use Disorder Benefits.
48: Employee-Assistance Programs for Substance Abuse.
49: Drug Courts.
Drug-Abuse Testing and Prevention.
50: Drug-Abuse Prevention Begins at Home.
51: Drug-Abuse Testing and Prevention in Schools.
52: Drug Testing.
53: Preventing Drug Abuse in the Workplace.
54: Substance-Misuse-Prevention Media Campaigns.
Additional Help and Information.
55: Glossary of Terms Related to Drug Abuse.
56: Glossary of Street Terms for Drugs of Abuse.
57: Directory of State Substance-Abuse Agencies.
58: Directory of Organizations Providing Information about Drug Abuse.