Drugs Across the Spectrum,
8th Edition

Pardess Mitchell, Raymond Goldberg

ISBN-13: 9781337557368 | ISBN-10: 1337557366

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 384 pages

List Price USD $131.95


DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM invites you to examine the motivation for drug use, the social implications of drug use, legal ramifications and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. The eighth edition looks at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, provides key information regarding specific types of drugs and reviews drug treatment, education and prevention approaches and programs. Using active learning features like "Fact or Fiction" and "Thinking Critically" questions, authors Goldberg and Mitchell help readers personally understand the issues of drugs in society today. Available with MindTap Health, the digital learning solution that enables you to study when and where you want--even on your mobile.

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Meet the Authors

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Pardess Mitchell is a professor in the Kinesiology and Health Education Department at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Prior to working at Harper College, Pardess worked as a middle school Health Education teacher. At Harper College, she teaches Drugs in Our Culture and several other Health Education classes in both classroom and online settings. Pardess received her bachelor's in Health Education from the University of Maryland, her master's in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and her doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Northern Illinois University.

Raymond Goldberg was a professor of Health Education at the State University of New York where he taught a variety of drug-related courses, authored numerous articles on health- and drug-related topics, and received several significant research grants for his work in Health and Drug education. He also served as the Associate Dean for the School of Professional Studies. In addition, Ray was the dean of Health Sciences at Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. Ray earned a PhD in Health Education from the University of Toledo. He currently serves as a Drug Education Consultant.

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  • "On Campus" boxes motivate students by focusing on relevant, interesting facts and statistics.
  • Four-color photos and figures highlight the latest statistics and trends, giving students an easy visual reference to support key chapter concepts.
  • "Thinking Critically" boxes at the end of each chapter stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion. Examples include "Should Drug Policy Focus on Reducing the Supply of Drugs or the Demand for Drugs?" and "The Cost of Health Insurance Continues to Climb. Should Smokers Be Required to Pay More for Health Insurance?"
  • Examples include correlations among exercise habits, tobacco use, drinking and the consumption of high-energy alcohol beverages among college students.
  • "Fact or Fiction" questions open each chapter and engage student interest in the chapter content.
  • "Web Resources" with brief descriptions are included at the end of each chapter, directing students to online resources for further information related to the chapter topics.

Table of Contents

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1. Drugs in Perspective.
2. Drugs in Contemporary Society.
3. Motivations for Drug Use.
4. Drugs and the Law.
5. The Pharmacology and Physiology of Drug Use.
6. Alcohol.
7. Tobacco.
8. Narcotics.
9. Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs.
10. Psychotherapeutic Drugs
11. Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, and Caffeine.
12. Marijuana.
13. Hallucinogens.
14. Over-the-Counter Drugs.
15. Substance Abuse Treatment.
16. Drug Prevention and Education.

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