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Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive IntroductionPacked with the latest data and research, the powerful new DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 8e delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The text draws from the many disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice–resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available. The author explores the history of drugs, their impact on socie…

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the b…

Foundations In Behavioral Pharmacology: An Introduction To The Neuroscience Of Drug Addiction And Mental DisordersThere are many excellent materials on the subject of drug abuse and mental illness but many of these materials can be too laborious to be read by busy clinicians or simply too difficult to understand by people new to the field of healthcare. Other materials can be just the opposite – being so oversimplified that the accuracy and science gets lost or overly minimized. Dr. Stanford’s book on Foundations in Behavioral Pharmacology has found the perfect balance. The overall objective of the book is …

Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive IntroductionCurrent and insightful, the up-to-date Sixth Edition of Howard Abadinsky’s DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION offers an interdisciplinary, comprehensive survey of all aspects of the drug and alcohol abuse issue, including the impact of drugs on our society; their history and the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body; drug policy implications; the criminal justice system response; the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse; theories of use; the drug business; and drug law…

Introduction to Drug Disposition and PharmacokineticsThe application of knowledge of drug disposition, and skills in pharmacokinetics, are crucial to the development of new drugs and to a better understanding of how to achieve maximum benefit from existing ones. The book takes the reader from basic concepts to a point where those who wish to will be able to perform pharmacokinetic calculations and be ready to read more advanced texts and research papers. The book will be of benefit to students of medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, biomedical scienc…

Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology, Books a la Carte (8th Edition)For courses in Drugs and Behavior   A contemporary survey of behavioral pharmacology Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology provides a clear overview of this intriguing discipline, as it helps students understand human behaviors and reflect on developments in the field. Taking over from longtime author William McKim, and continuing the personalized style and enthusiastic approach for which the text has been known, new lead author Stephanie Hancock describes basic pharm…

Drugs: A Very Short IntroductionThe twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction gives a non-technical account of how drugs act on the body and how therapeutic …

Introduction to Drug Metabolism 3rd Ed (Gibson, Introduction to Drug Metabolism)The expertise of the authors is complementary, with one based on biochemistry/toxicology and the other based on pharmacology/medicine. The subject is approached from both biochemical and physiological angles. It is directed at advanced undergraduate biochemists, pharmacologists, pre-clinical medical students and advanced undergraduate/postgraduate toxicologists….