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Drugs and Society, Twelfth Edition

Author(s): Glen R. Hanson, PhD, DDS, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Peter J. Venturelli, PhD, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Annette E. Fleckenstein, PhD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036374
  • Product With Access Code    664 pages      © 2015
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Updated to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Twelfth 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 multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals.

A new modern design and robust ancillary package help students understand and retain key learning objectives from each chapter and prepare for class.  The authors have combined their expertise in the fields of drug abuse, pharmacology, and sociology with their extensive experience in research, treatment, teaching, and drug policy to create an edition that reflects the most current information relative to drug abuse issues. For example this edition includes new information on the rise of prescription drug abuse in the U.S., new street drugs recently introduced, the latest tobacco regulation by the FDA, and much more.


Features & Benefits

  • New modern design and art programs provides a fresh look and feel to the text.
  • Family Matters: Examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issues.
  • Prescription for Abuse: Current stories that illustrate the problems of prescription abuse and its consequences.
  • Holding the Line: Vignettes intended to help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems.
  • Case in Point: Examples of relevant clinical issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs discussed.
  • Here and Now: Current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse.
  • Highlighted definitions: Definitions of new terminology are conveniently located on the same page of their discussion in the text.
  • Learning objectives: Goals for learning are listed at the beginning of each chapter to help students identify the principal concepts being taught.
  • Summary statements: Concise summaries found at the end of each chapter correlate with the learning objectives.
  • Chapter questions: Provocative questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to discuss, ponder, and critically analyze their own feelings and biases about the information presented in the book.

Applicable Courses

Written for undergraduate courses on Drugs, Alcohol and Society within the departments of Health & Physical Education, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, and Family and Consumer Science.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Drugs and Society
Chapter  2  Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter  3  Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law
Chapter  4  Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
Chapter  5  How and Why Drugs Work
Chapter  6  CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics
Chapter  7  Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects
Chapter  8  Alcohol: Behavioral Effects
Chapter  9  Narcotics (Opioids)
Chapter  10  Stimulants
Chapter  11  Tobacco
Chapter  12  Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
Chapter  13  Marijuana
Chapter  14  Inhalants
Chapter  15  Over-the-Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal Drugs
Chapter  16  Drug Use In Subcultures of Special Populations
Chapter  17  Drug Abuse Prevention
Chapter  18  Treating Drug Dependence

Glen R. Hanson, PhD, DDS-University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Glen R. Hanson, a professor in the School of Dentistry and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah and the director of the Utah Addiction Center at the University of Utah, has researched the neurobiology of drug abuse for over 30 years and authored more than 200 scientific papers and 50 book chapters on the subject. Dr. Hanson has lectured on drug abuse topics throughout the world. He served as the Director of the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), after which he became NIDA’s acting director from 2001 to 2003. He continues to serve as a NIDA senior advisor. As a component of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA is the federal agency recognized as the world’s premier science organization dealing with drug abuse issues, and the agency funds 85% of the drug abuse-related research in the world. Dr. Hanson works with scientists, public officials, policy makers, and the general public to more effectively deal with problems of drug abuse addiction.

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Peter J. Venturelli, PhD-Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Dr. Peter J. Venturelli has been the coauthor of this text since the second edition of Drugs and Society in 1988. In addition to revising this text every 2 years, Dr. Venturelli’s experiences and qualifications in academia and professional life include publishing research in drug and ethnic anthologies, other drug texts, and scholarly journals; authoring more than 53 conference papers at national professional sociological meetings; serving in elected and administrative positions in professional sociological and drug research associations; receiving several research grants involving drug use and ethnicity; authoring the latest drug research in sociological encyclopedias; currently serving as a board member at the  Baldwin Research Institute (alcohol and drug retreats); and teaching undergraduate and graduate students full time for the past 27 years.

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Annette E. Fleckenstein, PhD-University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Annette E. Fleckenstein is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah. She has researched the neurobiology of substance abuse for nearly 20 years, lectured on drug abuse topics throughout the United States and abroad, and authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the subject. She continues to lecture to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

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