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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…

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…

Mind, Brain, and Drug: An Introduction to PsychopharmacologyCovering the basic principles of psychopharmacology, this textbook presents psychopharmacology and drugs of abuse in a readily understood manner.  With all of the latest research and a straightforward, engaging writing style, Hedges offers complete coverage of the field without being unnecessarily detailed—and, as a result, provides students with a thorough introduction to this increasingly important area.  …

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…

An Introduction to Drug SynthesisAn Introduction to Drug Synthesis explores the central role played by organic synthesis in the process of drug design and development.Written by an experienced and talented author to complement his existing An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, the book illustrates how organic synthesis makes important contributions throughout the drug design and discovery process – from the generation of novel drug structures to the improved efficiency of large scale synthesis.Avoiding excessively detailed de…

Drugs and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology (6th Edition) For undergraduate courses in Drugs and Behavior Psychopharmacology, as well as graduate survey courses in Psychopharmacology.   This text gives an up-to-date description of the field of Behavioral Pharmacology. It starts by describing basic pharmacological concepts of drug administration and pharmacokinetics, research methodology including clinical trials, tolerance and withdrawal, drug conditioning, addiction processes, and neuroscience of drug action. Each chapter, thereafter, applies …

A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs (Straight Talking Introductions)Psychiatric drugs and their use are amongst the most hotly debated issues in the 21st century. How they work, whether they are effective, how to understand the evidence, and explanations of the major categories of psychiatric drugs are all covered in this clearly written guide. The competing theories of drug action are also explained in easy-to-understand terms….

Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexico and Central America: A Concise Introduction“Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexico and Central America: A Concise Introduction gives readers an overview of the issues associated with drugs, cartels, and gangs in Mexico and Central America. The readings are based on years of field research and interviews with regional leaders and local actors. Drug Cartel and Gang Violence in Mexico and Central America: A Concise Introduction is organized into four topical chapters: The history of Mexican drug cartels and their growth within the contex…