Buzzed The Straight Facts About The Most Used And Abused Drugs From Alcohol To Ecstasy Fully Revised And Updated Fourth Edition

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393349640
Size: 62.51 MB
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The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes. “Lively, highly informative, unbiased, [and] thorough” (Addiction Research & Theory), this no-nonsense handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to methamphetamine. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the different “highs” they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly. Neither a “just say no” treatise nor a “how-to” manual, Buzzed is based on the conviction that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.

Buzzed

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393329858
Size: 21.46 MB
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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.

Buzzed

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393324938
Size: 46.48 MB
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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.

Buzzed

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
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ISBN: 9780393045888
Size: 49.60 MB
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Based on the most current psychological and pharmacological research, provides a reliable, unbiased look at the use and abuse of legal and illegal drugs -- from alcohol, caffeine, and anti-anxiety pills to heroin, ecstasy, and special-K.

Just Say Know

Author: Cynthia Kuhn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393322583
Size: 46.46 MB
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Offers a common-sense guide for parents on how to provide their children with the essential information about drugs and alcohol.

Rethinking Substance Abuse

Author: William R. Miller
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606236997
Size: 79.81 MB
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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.

Treating Alcohol And Drug Problems In Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Arnold M. Washton
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462504381
Size: 60.68 MB
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Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.

Lies Damned Lies And Drug War Statistics Second Edition

Author: Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438448392
Size: 77.81 MB
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Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success. First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as found in the six editions of the annual National Drug Control Strategy between 2000 and 2005. In this revised and updated second edition of their critically acclaimed work, Matthew B. Robinson and Renee G. Scherlen examine seven more recent editions (2006–2012) to once again determine if ONDCP accurately and honestly presents information or intentionally distorts evidence to justify continuing the drug war. They uncover the many ways in which ONDCP manipulates statistics and visually presents that information to the public. Their analysis demonstrates a drug war that consistently fails to reduce drug use, drug fatalities, or illnesses associated with drug use; fails to provide treatment for drug-dependent users; and drives up the prices of drugs. They conclude with policy recommendations for reforming ONDCP’s use of statistics, as well as how the nation fights the war on drugs. Praise for the First Edition “Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics is surprisingly easy to read, and Robinson and Scherlen have done a huge favor not only to critics of current drug policy by compiling this damning critique of ONDCP claims, but also to anyone interested in how data is compiled, presented, and misused by bureaucrats attempting to guard their domains. It should be required reading for members of Congress.” — Drug War Chronicle Book Review “The authors have performed a valuable service to our democracy with their meticulous analysis of the White House ONDCP public statements and reports. They have pulled the sheet off what appears to be an official policy of deception using clever and sometimes clumsy attempts at statistical manipulation. This document, at last, gives us a map of the truth.” — Mike Gray, author of Drug Crazy: How We Got into This Mess and How We Can Get Out “Robinson and Scherlen make a valuable contribution to documenting how ONDCP fails to live up to basic standards of accountability and consistency.” — Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance

Drugs The Brain And Behavior

Author: John Brick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135122180
Size: 54.66 MB
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Explore the brain and discover the clinical and pharmacological issues surrounding drug abuse and dependence. The authors, research scientists with years of experience in alcohol and drug studies, provide definitions, historic discoveries about the nervous system, and original, eye-catching illustrations to discuss the brain/behavior relationship, basic neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and the mechanistic actions of mood-altering drugs. You will learn about: • how psychoactive drugs affect cognition, behavior, and emotion • the brain/behavior relationship • the specific effects of major addictive and psychoactive drug groups • new definitions and thinking about abuse and dependence • the medical and forensic consequences of drugs use Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior uses a balance of instruction, illustrations, and tables and formulas that will give you a broad, lasting introduction to this intriguing subject. Whether you're a nurse, chemical dependency counselor, psychologist, or clinician, this book will be a quick reference guide long after the first reading.

Clinicians Guide To Substance Abuse

Author: Smith-Seymour
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071347136
Size: 32.63 MB
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It’s time to bolster your understanding of substance abuse and treatment *Provides a comprehensive basic introduction to substance abuse/treatment *Includes a discussion of the nature of addiction – which serves as a framework for the entire book *Offers detailed information on management and treatment *Outlines the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and addiction *Delves into treatment issues specific to women, children, families, etc. *Presents valuable information on placement criteria and resources for specialist referral *Covers medical complications The resource you need to incorporate substance abuse treatment into your practice. Hazelden Chronic Illness Series offers clear and relevant information and practical advice on the treatment of chronic illness and related aspects of healthcare. Drawing on over fifty years of clinical experience and research at the Hazelden Foundation, the series provides authoritative coverage of a wide-range of topics critical to healthcare providers, students, and patients. This publishing alliance between Hazelden and McGraw-Hill, the world’s premier publisher of references and career tools for the medical profession, provides the depth and breadth of coverage you would expect when two industry leaders join forces. The HAZELDEN CHRONIC ILLNESS LIBRARY Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality * Clinician’s Guide to Mental Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness * Clinician’s Guide to Holistic Medicine * Clinician’s Guide to the Twelve Step Principles