|:||Ferguson, Mark K.|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science Health Science div|
|Publish Date:||Dec 2009|
|Number of Pages:||418|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||13.05|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||9.5 x 11.5 x 5.75|
The third edition of this award-winning encyclopedia updates previous editions by expanding on social, medical, legal, and political aspects of its original topics. Edited by Korsmeyer, a published author on the topics of addiction, drug control, and federal policy, and Kranzler, director of the Clinical Research Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, this edition also reports on the historical and modern perspectives of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries.
Charts, graphs, tables, and photographs enhance the more than 450 entries, which range from two to four pages in length and cover the disciplines of psychology, pharmacology, and legal issues as related to drugs, alcohol, and additive behavior. New entries cover more recent subjects such as drugs and alcohol in the media, the prevalence of drugs in the sports and fashion industries, and the connection between drug trafficking and terrorism.
Miscellaneous topics include the history of alcohol consumption, the causes of drug abuse, employee assistance programs, crop control policies, and religion and drug use. Bureau of Justice Statistics on drug-related topics and a schedule of controlled substances complete the work.
BOTTOM LINE This multidisciplinary work was written as a comprehensive information resource for the nonspecialist and as such belongs in all public, high school, academic, and health sciences libraries. Other comparable titles include Oxford's A Handbook on Drug & Alcohol Abuse: The Biomedical Aspects and NASW Press's Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individualizing Interventions. [Available as an e book through Gale Virtual Reference Library; bk. ISBN 978-0-02-866-114-8; for more information, go to www.gale.cengage.com.]-luis J. Gonzalez, Hunter Coll. Libs., New York
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