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Substance abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton

Label
Substance abuse : a reference handbook
Title
Substance abuse
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
David E. Newton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This go-to resource on substance abuse supplies the broad background knowledge and historical information needed to understand this important sociological issue and provides readers with a range of additional sources for continuing their study of the topic. From the pharmaceuticals advertised on television for various specific medical conditions; to alcohol, which is consumed regularly as a societal norm; to illicit drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine; to marijuana, which is becoming legal in an increasing number of U.S. states, drugs are all around us and are ingrained in our culture. The difficult reality is that any drug is a substance that can be abused. Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook provides a detailed discussion of the history of substance abuse, covers the classification of drugs, explains how drugs work in the body, includes a general survey of both legal and illegal drugs, and describes the methods of substance abuse prevention and treatment. Readers receive a comprehensive introduction to the broad topic of substance abuse and a variety of additional resources with which to conduct extensive research. In addition to describing the nature of licit and illicit drugs, the beneficial and harmful effects drugs can have on the human body, and factors that may lead to abuse and/or substance abuse, this book covers subtopics such as drug testing in a variety of settings including the workplace and sports, drug control mechanisms, and the debates relating to the legalization of drugs such as medical and recreational marijuana. The book also offers primary source resources that enable readers to directly examine the text of documents, such as significant laws and court cases dealing with aspects of substance abuse, alcohol prohibition amendments, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, a series of memoranda from the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the prosecution of marijuana cases, and state doctor shopping laws."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Newton, David E
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4998
LC item number
.N488 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
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Substance abuse
Label
Substance abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology
Control code
ocn975246762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781440854774
Lccn
2016056067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975246762
Label
Substance abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology
Control code
ocn975246762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 366 pages
Isbn
9781440854774
Lccn
2016056067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975246762

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