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Buzzed The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition

Buzzed  The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy  Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition Author Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN-10 9780393349641
Release 2014-08-11
Pages 368
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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

Buzzed Author Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN-10 0393329852
Release 2008
Pages 367
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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.



Buzzed

Buzzed Author Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN-10 0393324931
Release 2003
Pages 345
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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.



Buzzed

Buzzed Author Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN-10 0393045889
Release 1998
Pages 317
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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

Just Say Know Author Cynthia Kuhn
ISBN-10 0393322580
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 159
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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.



Drugs the Brain and Behavior

Drugs  the Brain  and Behavior Author John Brick
ISBN-10 9781135122188
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 232
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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.



Understanding Street Drugs

Understanding Street Drugs Author David Emmett
ISBN-10 9781843103516
Release 2006-01
Pages 335
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This is a guide for any adult who works or lives with young people and is concerned about the modern drug culture. It explains the history of drug abuse, the present drug scene, slang, etc., and looks at rights and responsibilities. Previous ed.: published as Understanding drugs. 1996.



What Are They Thinking The Straight Facts about the Risk Taking Social Networking Still Developing Teen Brain

What Are They Thinking    The Straight Facts about the Risk Taking  Social Networking  Still Developing Teen Brain Author Aaron M. White
ISBN-10 9780393089950
Release 2013-04-22
Pages 208
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Groundbreaking developments in adolescent brain research underpin this straightforward guide to understanding—and dealing with—teen behavior. Adolescence has long been characterized as the “storm and stress” years, and with recent developments in digital communication, it seems today’s teens are in for a more complicated journey than ever before. Even the most sympathetic, “in-touch” parents might throw their hands up in frustration at their teen’s unpredictable and risky behavior and ask: what are they thinking?! It turns out that teens’ thrill-seeking activities and quests for independence aren’t just the result of raging hormones, but rather typical effects of the unique structure and development of the adolescent brain. In easily navigable chapters full of practical anecdotes and examples, acclaimed scientists Aaron White and Scott Swartzwelder draw from the most recent studies on the teen brain to illuminate the complexities of issues such as school, driving, social networking, video games, and mental health in kids whose crucial brain connections are just coming online.



Lies Damned Lies and Drug War Statistics Second Edition

Lies  Damned Lies  and Drug War Statistics  Second Edition Author Matthew B. Robinson
ISBN-10 9781438448381
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 328
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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



Child Abuse and Culture

Child Abuse and Culture Author Lisa Aronson Fontes
ISBN-10 9781462509836
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 239
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This expertly written book provides an accessible framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse; overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews; respecting families' values and beliefs while ensuring children's safety; creating a welcoming agency environment; and more.



Treating Addiction

Treating Addiction Author William R. Miller
ISBN-10 9781609186401
Release 2011-11-11
Pages 464
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An indispensable practitioner reference and text, this engaging book focuses on how to provide effective help to clients with substance use disorders. The authors, leading authorities on addiction treatment, present a state-of-the-art framework for assessment and treatment (updated for DSM-5). They describe and illustrate evidence-based treatment methods, including cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, motivational, pharmacological, and family approaches. Also addressed are such crucial clinical issues as resistance, maintenance of change, treating co-occurring disorders, and spirituality. Reproducible clinical tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special utility, the companion website features more than 25 widely used, ready-to-download assessment tools, assembled in one place for the first time, together with the authors' guidance for using them throughout the process of treatment.



Primer of Drug Action

Primer of Drug Action Author Robert M. Julien
ISBN-10 9781429233439
Release 2010-10-08
Pages 716
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Edition after edition, Robert Julien’s A Primer of Drug Action keeps pace with one of the most dynamic fields of scientific inquiry, giving students immediate access to the most current research and promising new directions in psychopharmacology. Rigorously updated throughout, the new edition again takes its place as the definitive guide to the drugs that affect the mind and behavior. As always, it is clear, comprehensive, objective, and authoritative, spanning a wide variety of drug types, including sedatives, depressants, stimulants, analgesics, psychedelic drugs, steroids, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders. To visit Robert Julien's blog that accompanies A Primer of Drug Action, click here.



Uppers Downers and All Arounders

Uppers  Downers  and All Arounders Author Darryl Inaba
ISBN-10 092654439X
Release 2014-08-01
Pages
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The content relies on the most current data and studies as well as practical information and interviews drawn from treatment professionals and their clients. The material gives perceptive insights into the complex fields of drug abuse, compulsive behaviors, addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention.



The Science of Addiction From Neurobiology to Treatment

The Science of Addiction  From Neurobiology to Treatment Author Carlton K. Erickson
ISBN-10 9780393704631
Release 2007-02-17
Pages 290
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ERICKSON/SCIENCE OF ADDICTION



Psychotherapy in Chemical Dependence Treatment

Psychotherapy in Chemical Dependence Treatment Author George Buelow
ISBN-10 0534261183
Release 1998
Pages 262
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Based on more than 20 years of counseling experience, this book provides information on the problems, techniques, and practicalities of chemical dependence treatment while integrating case conceptualization throughout. Using an integrative model of change, this practical, "nuts and bolts" guide assists helping professionals in working on treatment and relapse issues with individual or groups of chemically dependent clients.



Introduction to Addictive Behaviors

Introduction to Addictive Behaviors Author Dennis L. Thombs
ISBN-10 9781462510689
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 418
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This widely adopted text introduces students and practitioners to major contemporary models of addiction. Assuming no prior knowledge in the field, the book shows how theory and research can offer a roadmap for effective intervention. It presents multiple perspectives on the causes and mechanisms of substance use problems, reviews their strengths and limitations, and examines their implications for helping people change their behavior. Evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies are described. Pedagogical features include: accessible style and clear organization concise end-of-chapter summaries review questions in every chapter. New to this edition: the latest research on prevention and treatment, including current data and revised discussions of genetic influences, family treatment models, and many other topics updated for DSM-5 a chapter on behavioral addictions a chapter on promoting motivation and autonomy a chapter on evidence-based practice.



High Price

High Price Author Carl Hart
ISBN-10 9780062198938
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 368
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High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives. Young Carl didn't see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.