Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Laura Larsen
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  • ISBN-10: 0780813081
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813083
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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DRUG ABUSE SOURCEBOOK, Third 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.
1: Facts and Statistics about Drug Abuse in the United States.
2: Prevalence of Illicit Drug Use and Substance Abuse.
3: Injection Drug Use and Related Risk Behaviors.
4: Drug Abuse and Related Hospitalization Costs.
5: Understanding the Legal Use of Controlled Substances.
6: Regulations Regarding Controlled Substances.
7: Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics.
8: Drug Abuse and Specific Populations.
9: Initiation of Drug Abuse.
10: The Effect of Adult Substance Abuse on Children.
11: Adolescent Drug Abuse.
12: Drug Use among College Students.
13: Substance Abuse Issues of Concern to Women.
14: Drug Use and Socioeconomic Status.
15: Substance Abuse in the Workplace.
16: Drug Abuse in Other Populations.
17: Drugs of Abuse.
18: Anabolic Steroids and Related Drugs Used as Performance Enhancers.
19: Cannabinoids.
20: Date Rape Drugs.
21: Dissociative Drugs.
22: Hallucinogenic Drugs.
23: Inhalants.
24: Narcotics (Opioids).
25: Sedatives (Depressants).
26: Stimulants.
27: New and Emerging Drugs of Abuse.
28: The Causes and Consequences of Drug Abuse and Addiction.
29: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction.
30: Polydrug Use and Coexisting Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
31: Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse.
32: Legal, Financial, and Social Consequences of Drug Abuse.
33: Health Consequences of Drug Addiction.
34: Preventing Disease in Drug-Abusing Populations.
35: Mental Illness and Addiction.
36: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention.
37: Drug Abuse Treatment and Recovery.
38: Recognizing Drug Use.
39: First Aid for Drug Abuse Emergencies.
40: Drug Abuse Intervention.
41: Drug Abuse Treatment in a Health Care Setting.
42: Detoxification.
43: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.
44: Supporting Substance Abuse Recovery.
45: Know Your Rights When in Recovery from Substance Abuse.
46: Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) for Substance Abuse.
47: Drug Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System.
48: Drug Abuse Testing and Prevention.
49: Effective Public Health Responses to Drug Abuse.
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: Federal Drug Abuse Prevention Campaigns.
55: Additional Help and Information.
56: Glossary of Terms Related to Drug Abuse.
57: Glossary of Street Terms for Drugs of Abuse.
58: Directory of State Substance Abuse Agencies.
59: Directory of Organizations Providing Information about Drug Abuse.