Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

ABC-CLIO | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1440854777 | 366 Pages | PDF | 4.12 MB

by David E. Newton (Author)

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.

Offers a broad introduction to the physiological, anatomical, and psychological changes associated with substance use and a variety of perspectives from subject experts with special knowledge of and/or experience with substance abuse problems
Provides an easily accessible list of nearly 100 books, articles, reports, and electronic sources with additional information on the topic of substance abuse
Addresses sociological aspects of drug use and the current debate over the legalization of certain drugs, such as medical and recreational marijuana
Includes a collection of relevant data and documents, an extensive annotated bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary

Review
"[A]n easy-to-read, comprehensible overview of the history, controversies, laws, and corresponding challenges of substance abuse in the U.S. Educational programs, legal personnel, and organizations and agencies that deal with substance abuse are also discussed. The author provides statistics in the text, and novice researchers will find these summations and the references to government agencies that collect such data among the most valuable features of the resource. Summing Up: Recommended. High school through lower-level undergraduates; general readers." - Choice

About the Author
David E. Newton, EdD, has been a freelance writer of nonfiction books and ancillary materials for young adults for nearly 55 years. He has published more than 400 textbooks, research manuals, trade books, encyclopedias, and encyclopedia articles as well as lab manuals, problems books, and other educational materials.

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