Thoroughly revised and updated, Drugs and Society, Eleventh Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a biological approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people.
The Eleventh Edition incorporates the authors combined expertise in pharmacology, drug abuse, and sociology and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation and includes hundreds of new citations that reflect the current state of drug abuse issues and the rapidly changing issues of substance abuse/addiction.
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New to the Eleventh Edition
Prescription drugs misused by youths
Nonmedical use of pain relievers in the past year among person's aged 12 or older
Alcohol and marijuana use among 8th and 12th graders
Drug abuse among people with mood disorders and depression
Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010
Vaccines to treat nicotine and cocaine dependence
Propofol, an abused general anesthetic
Drinking and college students
Abuse of prescription opioid painkillers
Cough medicine abuse
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
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