Drugs Across the Spectrum

Author: Raymond Goldberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415507

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 7817

DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM encourages you to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like Fact or Fiction and Thinking Critically questions, Goldberg offers an engaging book that helps readers personally understand the issues of drugs in society. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drugs Across the Spectrum

Author: Raymond Goldberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133594166

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 8981

DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM encourages you to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like Fact or Fiction and Thinking Critically questions, Goldberg offers an engaging book that helps readers personally understand the issues of drugs in society. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Drugs Across the Spectrum

Author: Raymond Goldberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495557935

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 5574

Up-to-date and student-oriented, Goldberg’s four-color text encourages students to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like Fact or Fiction and Thinking Critically questions, DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, SIXTH EDITION engages and educates students about the topics and issues related to drugs in society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rethinking Substance Abuse

What the Science Shows, and What We Should Do about It

Author: William R. Miller,Kathleen M. Carroll

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462509924

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 4740

While knowledge on substance abuse and addictions is expanding rapidly, clinical practice still lags behind. This book brings together leading experts to describe what treatment and prevention would look like if it were based on the best science available. The volume incorporates developmental, neurobiological, genetic, behavioral, and social–environmental perspectives. Tightly edited chapters summarize current thinking on the nature and causes of alcohol and other drug problems; discuss what works at the individual, family, and societal levels; and offer robust principles for developing more effective treatments and services.

Gangster Warlords

Drug Dollars, Killing Fields, and the New Politics of Latin America

Author: Ioan Grillo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620403803

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4570

On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: a hybrid of CEO, terrorist, and part rock star, commanding guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the United States. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars unleashing humanitarian disaster in Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the United States after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access up the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policymakers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--and needs to be confronted now.

The Spectrum of Addiction

Evidence-Based Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Across the Lifespan

Author: Laura J. Veach,Regina R. Moro

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364828

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 6148

Reflecting the latest content in the DSM–5, The Spectrum of Addiction: Evidence-Based Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Across the Lifespan presents a comprehensive overview of addictive behaviors and habits from early use through risky use, severe-risk use, and addiction. Authors Laura Veach and Regina Moro draw from their experience in both teaching and counseling to provide real-world knowledge and evidence-based practices for working with clients who fall within the spectrum of addiction ranging from experimentation to physical addiction and recovery. With a unique focus on neuroscience, integration of CACREP standards, and extensive coverage of addictions across the lifespan, the book serves as a practical resource for future addiction counselors.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems

Author: Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461628709

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

View: 9549

Harm reduction is a framework for helping drug and alcohol users who cannot or will not stop completely_the majority of users_reduce the harmful consequences of use. Harm reduction accepts that abstinence may be the best outcome for many but relaxes the emphasis on abstinence as the only acceptable goal and criterion of success. Instead, smaller incremental changes in the direction of reduced harmfulness of drug use are accepted. This book shows how these simple changes in emphasis and expectation have dramatic implications for improving the effectiveness of psychotherapy.

Epilepsy Across the Spectrum:

Promoting Health and Understanding

Author: Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309259533

Category: Medical

Page: 537

View: 6856

Although epilepsy is one of the nation's most common neurological disorders, public understanding of it is limited. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what they should do if they see someone having a seizure. Epilepsy is a complex spectrum of disorders that affects an estimated 2.2 million Americans in a variety of ways, and is characterized by unpredictable seizures that differ in type, cause, and severity. Yet living with epilepsy is about much more than just seizures; the disorder is often defined in practical terms, such as challenges in school, uncertainties about social situations and employment, limitations on driving, and questions about independent living. The Institute of Medicine was asked to examine the public health dimensions of the epilepsies, focusing on public health surveillance and data collection; population and public health research; health policy, health care, and human services; and education for people with the disorder and their families, health care providers, and the public. In Epilepsy Across the Spectrum, the IOM makes recommendations ranging from the expansion of collaborative epilepsy surveillance efforts, to the coordination of public awareness efforts, to the engagement of people with epilepsy and their families in education, dissemination, and advocacy for improved care and services. Taking action across multiple dimensions will improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families. The realistic, feasible, and action-oriented recommendations in this report can help enable short- and long-term improvements for people with epilepsy. For all epilepsy organizations and advocates, local, state, and federal agencies, researchers, health care professionals, people with epilepsy, as well as the public, Epilepsy Across the Spectrum is an essential resource.

Little Black Book of Hospital Medicine

Author: Andrew J. Dionne

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144967173X

Category: Medical

Page: 508

View: 6803

The Little Black Book of Hospital Medicine provides practical, concise evidence-based information on the diagnosis and treatment across the spectrum of illness and injury in the hospital setting. This book features a simple, accessible template for each subject, and quick and easy references to the relevant literature. The Little Black Book of Hospital Medicine is a convenient resource offering instant access to vital information and is the ideal resource for today’s hospitalist.

High Society

The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science, and Culture

Author: Mike Jay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620553880

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1728

An illustrated cultural history of drug use from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals • Featuring artwork from the upcoming High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, one of the world’s greatest medical history collections • Explores the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and coveted trade goods • Reveals how drugs drove the global trade and cultural exchange that made the modern world • Examines the causes of drug prohibitions a century ago and the current “war on drugs” Every society is a high society. Every day people drink coffee on European terraces and kava in Pacific villages; chew betel nut in Indonesian markets and coca leaf on Andean mountainsides; swallow ecstasy tablets in the clubs of Amsterdam and opium pills in the deserts of Rajastan; smoke hashish in Himalayan temples and tobacco and marijuana in every nation on earth. Exploring the spectrum of drug use throughout history--from its roots in animal intoxication to its future in designer neurochemicals--High Society paints vivid portraits of the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and coveted trade goods. From the botanicals of the classical world through the mind-bending self-experiments of 18th- and 19th-century scientists to the synthetic molecules that have transformed our understanding of the brain, Mike Jay reveals how drugs such as tobacco, tea, and opium drove the global trade and cultural exchange that created the modern world and examines the forces that led to the prohibition of opium and cocaine a century ago and the “war on drugs” that rages today.

Fundamentals of Biochemical Pharmacology

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: Z. M. Bacq

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483181626

Category: Medical

Page: 674

View: 7565

Fundamentals of Biochemical Pharmacology explains the molecular aspects of drugs and the changes in bio-chemical systems. The cellular movements that result from such changes are also evaluated. Biochemical lesion is extensively defined in the book. A discussion on electromagnetic radiation is also provided. A chapter of the book is devoted to the principles of electronic and nuclear magnetic resonance. The principles and applications of mass spectrometry and combined gas chromatography are then discussed. The scientific advances made with the use of immunological methods are the focus of a section of the book. Another section provides an introduction to the kinetic properties of reactions made by enzymes. The process called homogenization is clearly explained along with a discussion on the use of electron microscopy. Autoradiography shows the distribution of compounds at the subcellular level. The theoretical background of molecular spectroscopy is presented completely. The book is intended for chemists, biochemists, physicists, micro-biologists, zoologists, and botanists .

Drugs across the spectrum

Instructors manual

Author: Ray Goldberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780895823601

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 137

View: 9225

Protecting America's Health

The FDA, Business, and One Hundred Years of Regulation

Author: Philip J. Hilts

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807855829

Category: Medical

Page: 394

View: 2979

Emerging out of Theodore Roosevelt's desire to civilize capitalism, the Food and Drug Administration was created to stop the trade in adulterated meats and quack drugs. This history of the agency takes readers back to its beginnings, and makes startlingly clear the essential role the FDA has played in maintaining the quality of life and health to which the American public has long been accustomed.

Individualized Drug Therapy for Patients

Basic Foundations, Relevant Software and Clinical Applications

Author: Roger W Jelliffe,Michael Neely

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128033495

Category: Medical

Page: 434

View: 1741

Individualized Drug Therapy for Patients: Basic Foundations, Relevant Software and Clinical Applications focuses on quantitative approaches that maximize the precision with which dosage regimens of potentially toxic drugs can hit a desired therapeutic goal. This book highlights the best methods that enable individualized drug therapy and provides specific examples on how to incorporate these approaches using software that has been developed for this purpose. The book discusses where individualized therapy is currently and offers insights to the future. Edited by Roger Jelliffe, MD and Michael Neely, MD, renowned authorities in individualized drug therapy, and with chapters written by international experts, this book provides clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists, and physicians with a valuable and practical resource that takes drug therapy away from a memorized ritual to a thoughtful quantitative process aimed at optimizing therapy for each individual patient. Uses pharmacokinetic approaches as the tools with which therapy is individualized Provides examples using specific software that illustrate how best to apply these approaches and to make sense of the more sophisticated mathematical foundations upon which this book is based Incorporates clinical cases throughout to illustrate the real-world benefits of using these approaches Focuses on quantitative approaches that maximize the precision with which dosage regimens of potentially toxic drugs can hit a desired therapeutic goal

Forces of Habit

Author: David T. COURTWRIGHT

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674029903

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3639

Legalize This!

The Case for Decriminalizing Drugs

Author: Douglas N. Husak

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859846636

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 4599

Explodes many of the myths that surround drug use.

High Society

Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture

Author: Mike Jay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500289105

Category: Hallucinogenic drugs

Page: 192

View: 3293

New in paperback, Mike Jays global history of intoxication looks at the earliest archaeological evidence of drug use, the botanicals of the classical world, the mind-bending self-experiments of early scientists and today's war on drugs. Every society is a high society. Every day, people drink coffee on European terraces, chew betel nut in Indonesian markets, take coca leaf on Andean mountainsides and smoke tobacco in every nation on earth. This striking and lyrical book, beautifully illustrated with rarely seen paintings, photographs and engravings from the Wellcome Collection, explores the international spectrum of drug use in cultures throughout the modern world: medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols and coveted trade goods. Fascinating and highly recommended Psychedelic Press Straightforward and engaging storytelling and cool headed analysis of use of, and attitudes towards, mind-altering drugs deserves high praise for rendering a complex, controversial topic with clarity and elegance. Its also good looking quite marvellous British Medical Journal

How to End the Autism Epidemic

Author: J.B. Handley

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603588256

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 6004

In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Generation Rescue’s co-founder J.B. Handley offers a compelling, science-based explanation of what’s causing the autism epidemic, the lies that enable its perpetuation, and the steps we must take as parents and as a society in order to end it. While many parents have heard the rhetoric that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled about the relationship between vaccines and autism, few realize that in the 1960s, American children received three vaccines compared to the thirty-eight they receive today. Or that when parents are told that the odds of an adverse reaction are “one in a million,” the odds are actually one in fifty. Or that in the 1980s, the rate of autism was one in ten thousand children. Today it’s one in thirty-six. Parents, educators, and social service professionals around the country are sounding an alarm that we are in the midst of a devastating public health crisis—one that corresponds in lockstep with an ever-growing vaccine schedule. Why do our public health officials refuse to investigate this properly—or even acknowledge it? In How to End the Autism Epidemic, Handley confronts and dismantles the most common lies about vaccines and autism. He then lays out, in detail, what the truth actually is: new published science links the aluminium adjuvant used in vaccines to immune activation events in the brains of infants, triggering autism; and there is a clear legal basis for the statement that vaccines cause autism, including previously undisclosed depositions of prominent autism scientists under oath. While Handley’s argument is unsparing, his position is ultimately moderate and constructive: we must continue to investigate the safety of vaccines, we must adopt a position of informed consent, and every individual vaccine must be considered on its own merits. This issue is far from settled. By refusing to engage with parents and other stakeholders in a meaningful way, our public health officials destroy the public trust and enable the suffering of countless children and families.

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders

Author: Professor and Head Department of Psychiatry S Charles Schulz, M.D.,Katharine J. Nelson, M.D.,Professor in Residence UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Michael F Green,Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Program Director Psychiatry Residency Katharine J Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199378061

Category: Schizophrenia

Page: 400

View: 1332

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders aims to engage young caregivers in psychiatry, psychology, nursing and social work so that they will be able to become well informed about this significant--and at times confusing--illness. Because schizophrenia is considered to be one of the most complicated and severe psychiatric disorders, this book has the goal of summarizing key issues of the illness, such as its presentation, frequency and age of onset, and diagnostic characteristics. It also contains informative chapters about the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, ranging from brain development issues, genetics, and likely abnormalities in neurotransmitters. This book will give young professionals and those joining the field an excellent and accessible background to treatment. In this area, Schizophrenia and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders provides a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment initiation, strategies for non-response, approaches of therapy, and importantly, ways to provide family therapy and support.

The Independent Woman's Handbook for Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum

Author: Robyn Steward

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007653

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 4598

Certain characteristics of autism, such as difficulty understanding social cues, may make women vulnerable to potentially dangerous situations. Robyn Steward has written this supportive guide to help all women on the autistic spectrum live independently, make their own choices in life, and be safe whilst doing so. This book will provide you with the knowledge to recognise potential risks to your personal safety and the skills and strategies required to avoid and overcome them. Informed by a survey of, and interviews with, women on and off the autistic spectrum, it explores common safety issues encountered by women and offers practical advice to help you stay safe and supported in your independence. Topics covered include friendships, relationships and sex, alcohol and drugs, money and employment and staying safe outside the home and online. This handbook is your guide to super safe living as an independent woman and will help you to stay safe whilst living life to the full. It may also be of interest to your family, friends and carers, giving them insight into life on the spectrum and confidence that you will enjoy your independence in an informed and safe manner.