Drugs Across the Spectrum,
9th Edition

Raymond Goldberg, Pardess Mitchell

ISBN-13: 9780357852651
Copyright 2024 | Published
384 pages | List Price: USD $142.95

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 ninth 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 you understand the issues of drugs in society today.


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.

  • Raymond Goldberg

    Raymond Goldberg is the Dean of Health Sciences at Vance-Granville Community College in North Carolina. Over the course of his professional life, Ray has 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.

  • Pardess Mitchell

    Pardess Mitchell is an Associate 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. in addition to. 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.

  • *NEW* "Consider THIS Boxes" throughout the text encourage deeper engagement with the content.

  • Updated "Fact or Fiction" questions open each chapter and engage student interest in chapter content.

  • Updated "On Campus" boxes focus on relevant, interesting facts and statistics, motivating students by demonstrating how the content relates to their everyday lives.

  • Updated Chapter-ending "Thinking Critically" boxes stimulate critical thinking and classroom discussion. Examples include "Are drug laws and the enforcement of drug laws racist?” and "How would you describe the harmful effects of electronic nicotine devices to young people? What aspects would you focus on?"

  • Real-world examples include the Greek system’s (sororities and fraternities) relationship with the consumption of alcohol, updated policies on financial aid and previous drug convictions, and e-cigarette use on college campuses.

  • Full color photos and figures that highlight the latest statistics and trends provide visual support of key chapter concepts.

  • "Web Resources" with brief descriptions at the end of each chapter direct students to online resources.

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