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Drugs and Society + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 13th Edition

  • Glen R. Hanson
  • Peter J. Venturelli
  • Annette E. Fleckenstein
  • ISBN-10: 1284110877
  • ISBN-13: 9781284110876
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, the full Student Study Guide, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools. Revised to keep pace with the latest data and statistics, Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition with Navigate 2 Advantage Access, continues to captivate students by taking a multidisciplinary approach to the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of average individuals. The authors have integrated their expertise in the fields of drug abuse, pharmacology, and sociology with their extensive experiences in research, treatment, drug policy making, and drug policy implementation to create an edition that speaks directly to students on the medical, emotional, and social damage drug use can cause. Drugs and Society, Thirteenth Edition is written on a personal level and directly addresses college students by incorporating individual drug use and abuse experiences as well as personal and institutional perspectives. Students will find these personal accounts both insightful and interesting. With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at


  • Holding the Line sections include vignettes that help readers assess governmental efforts to deal with drug-related problems

  • Case in Point sections provide examples of relevant clinical and/or social issues that arise from the use of each major group of drugs

  • Here and Now sections include current events that illustrate the personal and social consequences of drug abuse

  • Family Matters boxes show examples of how genetics and heredity contribute to drug abuse and its issue

About the Author

Glen R. Hanson

Dr. Glen R. Hanson, a professor in the School of Dentistry and Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah and the director of the Utah Addiction Center at the University of Utah, has researched the neurobiology of drug abuse for over 30 years and authored more than 200 scientific papers and 50 book chapters on the subject. Dr. Hanson has lectured on drug abuse topics throughout the world. He served as the Director of the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), after which he became NIDA’s acting director from 2001 to 2003. He continues to serve as a NIDA senior advisor. As a component of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA is the federal agency recognized as the world’s premier science organization dealing with drug abuse issues, and the agency funds 85% of the drug abuse-related research in the world. Dr. Hanson works with scientists, public officials, policy makers, and the general public to more effectively deal with problems of drug abuse addiction.

Peter J. Venturelli

Dr. Peter J. Venturelli has been the coauthor of this text since the second edition of Drugs and Society in 1988. In addition to revising this text every 2 years, Dr. Venturelli’s experiences and qualifications in academia and professional life include publishing research in drug and ethnic anthologies, other drug texts, and scholarly journals; authoring more than 53 conference papers at national professional sociological meetings; serving in elected and administrative positions in professional sociological and drug research associations; receiving several research grants involving drug use and ethnicity; authoring the latest drug research in sociological encyclopedias; currently serving as a board member at the Baldwin Research Institute (alcohol and drug retreats); and teaching undergraduate and graduate students full time for the past 27 years.

Annette E. Fleckenstein

Dr. Annette E. Fleckenstein is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah. She has researched the neurobiology of substance abuse for nearly 20 years, lectured on drug abuse topics throughout the United States and abroad, and authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters on the subject. She continues to lecture to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Drugs and Society
Chapter 2: Explaining Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 3: Drug Use, Regulation, and the Law
Chapter 4: Homeostatic Systems and Drugs
Chapter 5: How and Why Drugs Work
Chapter 6: CNS Depressants: Sedative-Hypnotics
Chapter 7: Alcohol: Pharmacological Effects
Chapter 8: Alcohol: Behavioral Effects
Chapter 9: Narcotics (Opioids)
Chapter 10: Stimulants
Chapter 11: Tobacco
Chapter 12: Hallucinogens (Psychedelics)
Chapter 13: Marijuana
Chapter 14: Inhalants
Chapter 15: Over-the-Counter, Prescription, and Herbal Drugs
Chapter 16: Drug Use in Subcultures of Special Populations
Chapter 17: Drug Abuse Prevention
Chapter 18: Treating Drug Dependence

Appendix A: Federal Agencies with Drug Abuse Missions
Appendix B: Drugs of Use and Abuse

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  • Addresses current topics such as steroid abuse in baseball, OxyContin, restrictions on pain pills, marijuana legalization, heroin potency, designer drugs, synthetic drugs (spice and K2), marijuana wax
  • Includes the most recent information on developments in states which have or intend to legalize recreational and medical marijuana use as well as coverage on the distinction of the two major types of marijuana
  • Covers data and major drug use findings of drug abuse by middle school, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged, and senior citizens