• Book

Dynamics of Drug Abuse

Citation

Fishbein Launse, D. (1996). Dynamics of Drug Abuse. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Abstract

Content that extends far beyond the biological effects of drugs sets this text apart from its competitors. Social and legal aspects of drug abuse are covered as well as psychological, biological, and behavioral aspects. Other topics covered include vulnerability to drug use, consequences of drug use, theories of addiction, treatments for drug use, legal issues, drug policies, relationship to criminal behavior, and adult children of alcoholics. This comprehensive and up-to-date book demonstrates how drug abuse permeates every segment of society, including the work environment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors effectively translate, synthesize and present highly technical and sophisticated material on a level students can easily understand without a technical science background.