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Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

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: 9781284110876
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     694 pages      © 2018
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"This edition continues to raise the bar for books on drug use and abuse. The presentation of the material is straightforward and comprehensive, but not off putting or complicated."

Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, the full Student Study Guide, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Revised to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals. The authors have integrated their expertise in the fields of drug abuse, pharmacology, and sociology with their extensive experiences in research, treatment, drug policy making, and drug policy implementation to create an edition that speaks directly to students on the medical, emotional, and social damage drug use can cause.

Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition is written on a personal level and directly addresses college students by incorporating individual drug use and abuse experiences as well as personal and institutional perspectives. Students will find these personal accounts both insightful and interesting.

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Animations within Navigate 2 include:

•Stages of Drug Dependence
•Steps required by the FDA for reviewing a new drug
•The Process of Sending Messages by Neurons
•Nature of Drug Receptors
•Interaction of Agonist and Antagonist drugs
•Autonomic pathways of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and the organs affected
•Glands of the endrocrine system
•Common Side Effects of Drug Use
•Dose-dependent Effects of CNS Depressants
•How Alcohol is Absorbed in the Body
•The Principal Control Centers of the Brain Affected by Alcohol Consumption
•The Principal Aspects of Treating Heroin Addiction
•Nature of HIV Infection
•Potential Factors that Influence Alcohol and Other Drug Use


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  • NEW - Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access with complete animated eBook and Student Study Guide, as well as a wealth of additional student assessments and instructor material
  • NEW – The best-selling Student Study Guide to accompany Drugs and Society is now included within Navigate 2 and includes writable PDFs
  • NEW! Addresses current topics such as steroid abuse in baseball, OxyContin, restrictions on pain pills, marijuana legalization, heroin potency, designer drugs, synthetic drugs  (spice and K2), marijuana wax
  • UPDATED!  Includes the most recent information on developments in states which have or intend to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use as well as coverage on the distinction of the two major types of marijuana 
  • UPDATED!  Covers data and major drug use findings of drug abuse by middle school, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged, and senior citizens


  • Holding the Line sections include vignettes that help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems
  • Case in Point sections provide examples of relevant clinical and/or social issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs
  • Here and Now sections include current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse
  • Family Matters boxes show examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issue

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, Prescription, and Herbal Drugs
Chapter  16  Drug Use in Subcultures of Special Populations
Chapter  17  Drug Abuse Prevention
Chapter  18  Treating Drug Dependence
Appendix  A  Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions
Appendix  B  Drugs of Use and Abuse

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.

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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