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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 19.95
La sclerosi multipla (SM) rappresenta la seconda causa di disabilit neurologica nel giovane adulto, dopo i traumi cranici. Negli ultimi anni, l'introduzione di nuovi farmaci, potenzialmente in grado di modificare il decorso della malattia, ha richiamato l'attenzione sui costi sociali della SM e sugli aspetti farmaco-economici. Si sono avanzati,... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 26.95
Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling from Colombia to the US. Career drug smugglers describe a series of often disconnected networks that enable smugglers to best organize their business in a way that will minimize the risks of apprhension and maximize profits. more...
- World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00
WHO has produced a first comprehensive analysis of global tobacco use and control: The WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008. The report confirms that the global tobacco epidemic is one of the greatest public health threats of modern times, that, left unchecked, could result in one billion deaths in the 21st century. The epidemic is shifting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 168.00
This book examines the geographic displacement of the illicit drug industry as a side effect of United States foreign policy. To reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin from abroad, the US has relied on coercion against farmers, traffickers and governments, but this has only exacerbated the world's drugs problems. US Foreign Policy and the War on... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00
According to a 2007 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 21 per cent of eighth graders and 48 per cent of 12th graders reported using illegal drugs in their lifetime. Providing young people with the facts about the dangers of drug abuse is the best way to help them make good decisions. "How to Say No to Drugs"... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 8.99
Foreword. Preface. 1. Crash and Rescue. Above the city, steeped in misery. Back from the edge. Substance abuse and addiction defined. Addiction is a disease. A hellish journey. 2. The Early Days of Using. My not-so-shady past. A forbidden sip. One puff leads to another. My uncertain future. Heroin. A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 14.99
This compact and innovative book tackles one of the central issues in drug policy: the lack of a coherent conceptual structure for thinking about drugs. Drugs generally fall into one of seven categories: prescription, over the counter, alternative medicine, common-use drugs like alcohol, tobacco and caffeine; religious-use, sports enhancement; and... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 139.00
Komprimiert und dennoch ausführlich: Die 6., aktualisierte Neuauflage geht auf jüngste Entwicklungen und Tendenzen ein, wie z.B. Verschiebungen bei den Konsumgewohnheiten, neue Drogenarten bzw. Varietäten, missbrauchte Salbeiarten und Absinth. Damit setzt der Autor - neben den Alkaloiden - einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bei der Wirkstoffgruppe der Terpene... more...