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Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior [Paperback]

by Oakley Ray, Charles Ksir
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October 1995 0815171161 978-0815171164 7th
This text provides an examination of all aspects of drugs and their users, and considers drugs from all perspectives, including behavioural, pharmacological, historical, social, legal and clinical. Providing up-to-date facts, the text aims to assist readers in making well-informed decisions about behaviour and choices. This edition includes a new section on theories of addiction, including information on why certain people are predisposed to addiction problems and risk factors. The text includes DSM-IV information in a separate box, and there are also three-dimensional models of the chemical substances discussed, in order to generate greater student comprehension.

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  • Paperback: 462 pages
  • Publisher: William C Brown Pub; 7th edition (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0815171161
  • ISBN-13: 978-0815171164
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,323,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting AND informative September 24, 2002
I bought this book to study for a quiz-out test for my Psych major. I read through three chapters the first time I picked it up. I usually have to force myself to complete an assignment, but with this book I just kept reading with no pushing whatsoever! I highly recommend this book to anyone taking a class in this subject, whether or not it is the required text. It would be a great additional information source. It is helpful if you or someone you know may be going through any type of drug or alcohol treatment--from caffeine to heroin. I also enjoyed the online quizzes you are allowed to access once you have the book. It really enforces what you have learned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Strictly No-nonsense November 16, 1998
This book is the source for unbiased information on the sociological, psychological, pathological effects of "drugs" - this compendium covers everything from caffeine to antipsychotics to alcohol to psychedelics and everything in between. A review of the history of each drug introduces each chapter. Careful attention is paid to not only the effects of the drugs themselves, but the effect which they have on our laws and the way in which treat addiction.
As a former student of Dr. Ray's I can attest to the thoroughness of this work. It is the one book that doesn't tell you what to think about drugs - it provides you with the data to be informed to make your own decision. In fact the DEA uses this book in training! If you are looking for a comprehensive resource for school, your own interest, or just to be informed to talk to your kids, look no further.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introductory text February 6, 1996
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An excellent general overview, covering drug use and
regulation, pharmacological basics, in-depth analyses of the
legal drugs, tranquilizers and stimulants, narcotics,
hallucinogens, and marijuana, and comments on "a rational look
at drug use." Well-documented with an abundance of relevant
quotes and statistics; a rich set of references follow each
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4.0 out of 5 stars Arrived on time September 25, 2010
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I love the fact it it came just on time but book itself had highlight in it. Itwas a good buy for the price and customer service.
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