Drug Use and Abuse,
8th Edition

Stephen A. Maisto, Mark Galizio, Gerard J. Connors

ISBN-13: 9781337408974 | ISBN-10: 1337408972

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 512 pages

List Price USD $189.95


Did you know that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user? This theme is highlighted throughout DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition. The book weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives, taking an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current topics regarding drug use, problems associated with use, and their prevention and treatment. You'll learn about classes of drugs as well as the latest data on drug use patterns and social trends, such as the recent increase in heroin addiction, the altered social and legislative environment surrounding marijuana, and the use of technology in the treatment of the substance use disorders.

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Meet the Authors

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Stephen A. Maisto received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and completed a post-doctoral respecialization in clinical psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He is a professor of psychology at Syracuse University. He has been engaged in research, teaching, clinical practice, and clinical training in the assessment and treatment of the substance-use disorders for over 30 years. Dr. Maisto has published over 150 articles, 25 book chapters, and several books on substance use and the substance-use disorders. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Research Society on Alcoholism, and the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies.

Mark Galizio received his PhD in experimental psychology in 1976, from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, where he served as the research assistant at the Midwest Institute on Drug Abuse. He is professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he has taught and conducted research for over 30 years. He has published extensively in the areas of behavioral pharmacology and behavior analysis and has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and is past president of the division of Behavior Analysis.

Gerard J. Connors is director of the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1980. Dr. Connors' research interests include substance use and abuse, relapse prevention, self-help group involvement, early interventions with heavy drinkers, and treatment evaluation. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Connors has authored or coauthored numerous scientific articles, books, and book chapters.

  • The eighth edition’s format options include MindTap, a digital teaching and learning solution that helps students be more successful through interactive multimedia, activities, assessments, and learning tools.
  • Chapter 16 contains a new subsection on "Temperament-based Intervention."
  • Each chapter is updated to represent findings from the latest research, as well as to reflect social and legal changes related to drugs. The authors present the latest survey data available on patterns of drug use in the United States and other countries worldwide.
  • Chapter 11 contains a new subsection on "Medical Use of Marijuana."
  • Updated statistics showcase the most recent data available from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMHSA).
  • Chapter 12 contains new subsections on psychotherapeutic uses of hallucinogens and amphetamines.
  • Drugs and Culture boxes examine the use of drugs -- and the consequences -- in various societies.
  • Contemporary Issues boxes discuss current controversies involving drugs or drug use, as well as events related to such controversies.
  • Students learn about the latest data on drug use patterns and social trends, such as the recent increase in heroin addiction, the altered social and legislative environment surrounding marijuana, and the use of technology in the treatment of the substance use disorders.
  • MindTap includes digital study tools and resources that complement the text, including an interactive eBook, skill-building activities, quizzes, and more.
  • Diagnostic Pretests at the beginning of each chapter challenge students to test their knowledge of drugs while drawing their attention to important concepts and facts that follow in the chapter. Pretest answers and explanations at the end of each chapter provide a review of the main concepts.
  • A marginal glossary helps students identify and define key terms. Marginal quotes help bring abstract concepts to life through personal accounts and comments about drug use and its ramifications.
  • The authors examine the macrocosmic drug-related issues of historical and social relevance, as well as the microcosmic effects of substance use on a single neuron in the human body.

Table of Contents

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1. Drug Use and Abuse.
2. Drug Use: Yesterday and Today.
3. Drugs and the Nervous System.
4. Pharmacology.
5. Psychopharmacology and New Drug Development.
6. Cocaine, Amphetamines, and Related Stimulants.
7. Nicotine.
8. Caffeine.
9. Alcohol.
10. Opiates.
11. Marijuana.
12. Hallucinogens.
13. Psychotherapeutic Medications.
14. Other Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs.
15. Treatment of Substance-Use Disorders.
16. Prevention of Substance Abuse.

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Drug Use and Abuse

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