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Drugs across the spectrum, 5th ed.


Drugs across the spectrum, 5th ed.

Goldberg, Raymond.

Wadsworth Publishing Co.


346 pages




In this undergraduate textbook, Goldberg (State U. of New York at Cortland) surveys the physiological, psychological, and sociological literature on the use and abuse of licit and illicit drugs. Opening chapters provide an overview of drugs in contemporary society, motivations for drug use, drugs and the law, and the pharmacology and physiology of drug use. The psychological and physiological effects of drugs are then explored in individual chapters covering alcohol; tobacco; narcotics; sedative-hypnotic drugs; psychotherapeutic drugs; stimulants (cocaine, amphetamines, and caffeine); marijuana; and over-the-counter drugs. A final pair of chapters summarizes the research on substance abuse treatment and drug prevention and education.

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