The Dynamics of Drug Abuse

The Dynamics of Drug Abuse

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This text covers social and legal aspects of drug abuse as well as its psychological, biological and behavioural aspects. Other topics covered include vulnerability to drug use, consequences of drug use, theories of addiction, treatments for drug use, legal issues, drug policies, relationship to criminal behaviour, and adult children of alcoholics. This book demonstrates how drug abuse permeates every segment of society, including the work environment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors translate, synthesize and present highly technical and sophisticated material on a level students can easily understand without a technical science background.Medical Complications Recent studies of bodybuilders revealed higher blood pressure, more unfavorable blood-fat ratios, and higher cholesterol levels for steroid users than for nonusers. These effects may contribute to atherosclerosis andanbsp;...

Title:The Dynamics of Drug Abuse
Author:Diana H. Fishbein, Susan Elizabeth Pease
Publisher: - 1996


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