Drug Use and Abuse: A Comprehensive Introduction,
9th Edition

Howard Abadinsky

ISBN-13: 9781305961548 | ISBN-10: 1305961544

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 416 pages

List Price USD $229.95


Whether you are taking this course as a part of a biology, counseling, history, political science, sociology, criminal justice, or any other area of study, this book is going to be of interest and benefit to you. DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition, is packed with the latest data and research spanning all aspects of drug and alcohol use and misuse. It's easy to read, and includes a glossary to help you comprehend potentially confusing terminology. Each chapter begins with objectives to focus your reading, and ends with an extensive summary to simplify study and review. Margin notes highlight critical issues, and poignant images complement the text discussions.

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Meet the Authors

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Howard Abadinsky is professor of criminal justice at St. John's University. A graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, he has an MSW from Fordham University and a PhD in sociology from New York University. Prior to entering academia, he was a New York State Parole Officer and Senior Parole Officer and a Cook County, Illinois, Deputy Sheriff/Inspector. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Organized Crime and founder of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime. Dr. Abadinsky is the author of several books, including THE CRIMINAL ELITE: ORGANIZED AND PROFESSIONAL CRIME; PROBATION AND PAROLE: THEORY AND PRACTICE; and LAW, COURTS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA.

  • Chapter 8 has been streamlined for ease of classroom use. At the same time, it includes more information on buprenorphine, drug courts, and twelve-step programs; new material on Motivational Interviewing and alternatives to AA, such as SMART Recovery; and additional material on cognitive behavior therapy and roadside drug tests.
  • Chapter 4 on stimulants contains additional material on intravenous ingestion of cocaine and methamphetamine use; new and expanded information on synthetic cathinones; extensive information on tobacco, e-cigarettes, and caffeine, including new regulations on e-cigarettes; and a new discussion on selective serotonin inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac.
  • Chapter 9 has been retitled "The Drug Business" and contains updates on the opium trade in Afghanistan, the expansion of Mexican and Colombian involvement in drug trafficking, and the role of China in providing precursor chemicals.
  • The new MindTap® for the text offers customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all within your current learning management system. MindTap® prepares students to make the kinds of reasoned, real-world decisions they will need to make as future professionals. With its rich array of assets -- all of which are tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap® is perfectly suited for today's Criminal Justice students, engaging them, guiding them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advancing their critical thinking abilities.
  • New marginal notes in every chapter highlight key points and critical issues, aiding student learning and retention.
  • The introductory chapter contains additional material on the connection between drug use and non-drug criminal behavior, an updated and expanded examination of how the prevalence of drug use is measured, expanded material on physician drug use, and updated material on the connection between alcohol, crime, and violence.
  • Cutting edge material on current and emerging drug-related issues offers opportunities for informed discussions of drug policy. In addition, comparative analysis of U.S. policy and that of other nations ties together material presented in the other chapters, further allowing for application of topics discussed throughout the book.
  • The chapter organization has been changed to better facilitate learning. For example, the history of drug use and legislation (Chapter 8 in the 8th edition) now appears as Chapter 2 to create a more logical flow of topics.
  • The author draws from his real-life experiences in the field as well as the classroom to offer the most comprehensive, student-friendly text available. Before becoming a professor at St. John's University, Dr. Howard Abadinsky served as an inspector for the sheriff's office in Cook County, Illinois; a New York state parole officer and senior parole officer; and a New York State Narcotic Addiction Control Commission senior parole officer.
  • Equipping students with a thorough overview and solid understanding of the subject matter, DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, 9th Edition delivers current, informative, and balanced coverage of the history, policy, and theories of drug use.
  • In-text learning tools such as chapter objectives and end-of-chapter summaries help improve student comprehension. In addition, key concepts and figures set off in the margins along with insightful boxes and tables all work together to help students identify and retain key points.
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter enable students to test and gauge their knowledge.

Table of Contents

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1. An Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse.
2. History of Drug Use and Drug Legislation.
3. The Biology of Psychoactive Substances.
4. Stimulants.
5. Depressants.
6. Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Inhalants, and Prescription Drugs.
7. Psychology and Sociology of Drug Use.
8. Preventing and Treating Drug Use.
9. The Drug Business.
10. Drug Laws and Law Enforcement.
11. United States Drug Policy.
12. Global Drug Policy.

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Drug Use and Abuse

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