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Drug Use

by Richard Isralowitz

The use of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and other substances is a deeply imbedded characteristic of most societies. It often shows itself in the form of illness, death, crime and violence, police action and imprisonment, property confiscation, massive allocations of governmental resources, as well as many ways of human suffering. It tends to attract more concern and attention than any other social issue throughout the world.

Drugs Across the Spectrum (6th edition)

by Raymond Goldberg

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. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Drugs, Addiction, And The Law: Policy, Politics, And Public Health

by Peter J. Cohen

American physician and attorney Cohen discusses legal, ethical, and policy considerations faced by society as it deals with psychoactive drug use. A recurring theme is the need to balance individual liberty and autonomy with the needs of society. None of the several models that have been devised to that end is completely satisfying, he says, and all of them raise important questions. The book cites legislation and court decisions extensively.

Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Mark A. R. Kleiman Jonathan P. Caulkins Angela Hawken

While there have always been norms and customs around the use of drugs, explicit public policies - regulations, taxes, and prohibitions - designed to control drug abuse are a more recent phenomenon. Those policies sometimes have terrible side-effects: most prominently the development ofcriminal enterprises dealing in forbidden (or untaxed) drugs and the use of the profits of drug-dealing to finance insurgency and terrorism. Neither a drug-free world nor a world of free drugs seems to be on offer, leaving citizens and officials to face the age-old problem: What are we going to do about drugs? In Drugs and Drug Policy, three noted authorities survey the subject with exceptional clarity, in this addition to the acclaimed series, What Everyone Needs to Know. They begin by, defining "drugs," examining how they work in the brain, discussing the nature of addiction, and exploring the damage they do to users. The book moves on to policy, answering questions about legalization, the role of criminal prohibitions, and the relative legal tolerance for alcohol and tobacco. The authors then dissect the illicit trade, from street dealers to the flow of money to the effect of catching kingpins,and show the precise nature of the relationship between drugs and crime. They examine treatment, both its effectiveness and the role of public policy, and discuss the beneficial effects of some abusable substances. Finally they move outward to look at the role of drugs in our foreign policy, their relationship to terrorism, and the ugly politics that surround the issue. Crisp, clear, and comprehensive, this is a handy and up-to-date overview of one of the most pressing topics in today's world.

Drugs and Society

by Glen R. Hanson Annette E. Fleckenstein Peter J. Venturelli

Thoroughly revised and updated, Drugs and Society, Eleventh Edition, contains the most current information available concerning drug use and abuse. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people. The Eleventh Edition incorporates the authors#146; combined expertise in pharmacology, drug abuse, and sociology and extensive experience in research, teaching, drug policy-making, and drug policy implementation and includes hundreds of new citations that reflect the current state of drug abuse issues and the rapidly changing issues of substance abuse/addiction.

Drugs and Sports

by Fred C. Pampel

Pampel (sociology, University of Colorado) chronicles the use of performance-enhancing drugs in American sports, and reviews the major laws and court cases involving drug use and testing. Extensive reference chapters provide brief biographical sketches of players and scientists, cite books and articles on both medical and social aspects of the issue, and list government and sports agencies. Appendices reprint the Anabolic Steroid Control Acts, the Supreme Court decision on drug testing of student athletes, and NIDA research reports. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society (3rd Edition)

by Charles F. Levinthal

An introduction to many of the controversies related to drug use and abuse with a focus on health and prevention.

Drugs in America: A Social History, 1800-1980

by H. Wayne Morgan

This book developed out of my general interest in the late nineteenth century. While reading through the popular press in connection with another project, I discovered a great deal of comment on the "opium problem," and on drug use in general. I unearthed several addict memoirs and other unusual sources, and the medical literature proved a gold mine of information. After further research, it seemed to me that a brief general survey of the question with some depth and fresh information was in order, and this book is the result.

Drugs in Perspective (7th edition)

by Richard Fields

This text is designed for the drug and substance abuse counseling course that prepares future health professionals to work with patients, clients, and families of abusers.

Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior (13th edition)

by Carl L. Hart Charles Ksir Oakley Ray

Designed for the introduction to drugs and substance abuse course as taught in departments of health education, psychology, biology, sociology, and criminal justice, this full-color market-leading text provides the latest information on drugs and their effects on society and human behavior.

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

by Leslie Iversen

The book gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. 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. The book reviews both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs and discusses current idea about why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform.

The Druid of Harley Street

by William Stranger E. Graham Howe

In early 20th-century Britain, interest in psychoanalysis was high, leading to the formation of the famous Tavistock Clinic in 1920. E. Graham Howe was one of the clinic's founders and the first to publish articles on psychotherapy. At the same time, he was attacked by the "scientific" psychiatry and psychoanalysis communities because he took concepts derived from spiritual practice and existential phenomenology and applied them to an understanding of psychotherapy. Howe's writings included more than a dozen books and countless articles on a broad range of subjects from schizophrenia to Asian spiritual practices. Through these works he exerted a profound influence on intellectuals such as R. D. Laing, Alan Watts, and Henry Miller, to name a few. Howe also wrote in a simple and clear style, making his work accessible to the general public. The Druid of Harley Street samples the best of his essays, offering timely insights for followers of Jung, Roberto Assagioli, and Mark Epstein; students of somatic therapies; and spiritual and meditation practitioners. The book also offers a fascinating glimpse of a great mind, the notable people in his life, and the heady times in which he lived.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick

From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

by Jordan Sonnenblick

From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.

Drunkard

by Neil Steinberg

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his ambivalent struggle to embrace sobriety. Sentenced to an outpatient rehab program, Steinberg discovers that twenty-eight days of therapy cannot reverse the toll taken by decades of hard drinking. As Steinberg claws his way through recovery, grieves the loss of the drink, and tries to shore up his faltering marriage, he is confronted by the greatest test he has ever faced, and finds himself in the process. Steinberg's gripping memoir is a frank and often painfully funny account of the stark-yet-common realities of a disease that affects millions. .

The Dry Eye Remedy

by Robert Latkany

IMPROVE YOUR VISION, REDUCE WRINKLES AND REDNESS, AND RESTORE OVERALL EYE HEALTHIt can happen any time. Your eyes feel tired. You rub them. You look at yourself in the mirror and see lines, wrinkles, bags, redness that were never there before. Dry eye often starts as a minor irritation but can develop into a deeper problem affecting your vision and appearance.Approximately 77 million Americans suffer from dry eye (also known as dysfunctional tear syndrome). And traditional solutions, such as eyedrops and eyelid surgery, may actually make the problem worse.The Dry Eye Remedy is the first book to give dry eye sufferers simple and practical ways to restore eye health and appearance without surgery. Robert Latkany, M.D., offers:* an innovative Home Eye Spa program with a soothing eye-cleansing massage* easy environmental and lifestyle changes to help you look and feel better* cutting-edge research on which medications and procedures may help and which to avoid.The Dry Eye Remedy is an essential tool to ensure there is "not a dry eye in the house."

DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors

by Stephanie F. Dailey Carman S. Gill et. al

Written for an audience that includes private practitioners; counselors working in mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, employee assistance programs, and other community settings; as well as counselor educators and their students. The DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors breaks down the concepts and terminology in the DSM-5 and explains how this diagnostic tool translates to the clinical situations encountered most frequently by counselors.

Dual Disorders: Counseling Clients with Chemical Dependency and Mental Illness (3rd Edition)

by Dennis C. Daley Howard B. Moss

Dual Disorders speaks on the biological and psychological relationship between mental illness and addiction. The third edition has been updated to include the latest research, information about new medications, and an explanation of new diagnostic criteria. Key features and benefits outlines the relationship between chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders contains important resources for chemically dependent individuals and their families presents practical relapse prevention strategies.

Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!

by John Pfeiffer

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy - this book's here to help you avoid all most of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her.She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive - there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary - but assertive during the decision-making process (he didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy). And now it's your turn.She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!

by John Pfeiffer

There are approximately 3,712 ways for a guy to look stupid during pregnancy--this book's here to help you avoid all (most) of them. And here's your first hint: Focus on what you can be doing for her rather than what's happening to her. She's pregnant. She knows that. You know that. And her 152 baby books tell her exactly what she can expect. Your job is to learn what you can do between the stick turning blue and the drive to the delivery room to make the next nine months go as smoothly as possible. That's where John Pfeiffer steps in. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive--there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary--but assertive during the decision-making process. (He didn't want to wind up with a kid named Percy. ) And now it's your turn. She might be having the baby, but you have plenty of responsibilities.

The Dukan Diet

by Pierre Dukan

# 1 international bestselling diet book coming to North America Devised by Dr. Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like. Originally published in 2000, the Dukan Diet swept across France, championed by people who successfully lost weight following its unique four phase regime. The Dukan Diet has helped millions in France, where it has been number one for more than ten years and adopted in twenty countries, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Korea and Brazil. All together, The Dukan Diet has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. The Diet: 4 Easy Steps to Permanent Weight Loss Phase one: AttackUsing Dr. Dukan's True Weight calculator, dieters determine a reasonable and healthy weight loss goal. Then they begin the Dukan Attack phase a two-to-seven-day period during which only unlimited lean protein and a daily Oat bran galette (or pancake) are consumed and dramatic weight loss is achieved. Phase Two: CruiseDieters alternate days of unlimited lean protein with days of protein combined with healthful vegetables until they reach their True Weight. Phase Three: ConsolidationDieters stay on this phase for 5 days for every pound lost. At this point the diet allows unlimited protein and vegetables, and other foods (such as cheese and bread) are reintroduced. Dieters are also allowed two weekly celebration meals to stave off boredom. Phase Four: StabilizationThis is the maintenance portion of the plan, in which followers are allowed to eat whatever they like without regaining weight - provided that they follow 3 unbreakable rules including eating only unlimited lean protein one set day per week. For each phase, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines for long term success. The Dukan Diet is the perfect diet for people who want fast weight loss, that can be maintained without counting calories or weighing portions.From the Hardcover edition.

The Dukan Diet Cookbook

by Pierre Dukan

The long-awaited companion cookbook to the phenomenal bestseller The Dukan Diet. This is the book that hundreds of thousands of North American readers of The Dukan Diet have been clamouring for. Already a smash hit internationally, The Dukan Diet Cookbook is a must-have for making the most of the 4-step Dukan plan. With over 350 simple, easy-to-follow recipes for the 2 most important phases of the diet--Attack and Cruise--and 16 pages of beautiful colour photographs, The Dukan Diet Cookbook empowers readers to achieve their weight-loss goals while still enjoying delicious food.

The Dukan Diet Cookbook

by Pierre Dukan

As millions of Dukan Dieters around the world know, delicious food and permanent weight loss can go hand in hand. Now comes the Dukan Diet Cookbook--already an international bestseller-- the must-have resource for making the Dukan Diet successful and delicious.Introduced in the phenomenal bestseller The Dukan Diet, Dr. Dukan's four-step plan rejects counting calories and instead harnesses the power of pure protein, empowering you to achieve your "True Weight" and keep the pounds off forever. The Dukan Diet Cookbook is filled with over 350 simple, French-inspired recipes for the two most challenging phases of the diet--the protein-only Attack phase and the protein-and-vegetable Cruise phase. From Crispy Chicken Wings and Ham Soufflé to Turkey Meatballs with Rosemary and Mint, Mussels Provençal and Curried Turnip Soup to Flourless Chocolate Cake and a scrumptious Vanilla Cookie--plus all-new recipes for Shirataki noodles--the recipes in this book prove you don't have to sacrifice great taste and satisfaction in order to lose weight.Illustrated with sixteen pages of delectable color photographs, The Dukan Diet Cookbook is the essential companion to the Dukan Diet.

The Dukan Diet Made Easy

by Dr Pierre Dukan

Living on Dukan Has Never Been Easier! Millions of people around the world have used the Dukan Diet's unique 4-step plan to lose unwanted pounds. Now, keeping them off for life is simple and delicious. Dukan Made Easy contains all the tools you need to succeed: · The 10 slimming secrets you need to know today · Tips, tricks, and inspiration from successful followers for enjoying the Dukan Diet every day, in every situation: with family, friends, and eating out · Answers from Dr. Dukan to the most frequently asked questions · Meal plans and food lists for each phase--including no-cook menus · 60 new and delicious recipesFrom the Hardcover edition.

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