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  • Thinking Simply About Addictionby Richard Sandor

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.95

    This profound yet practical guide by a veteran recovery professional goes further than any other book in pinpointing why addictions are so tenacious, how we all suffer from them to a greater or lesser extent, and the true, time-tested steps toward freeing yourself. No social problem today causes greater confusion than addiction. Whatever form it... more...

  • Chasing the Highby Kyle Keegan; Howard Moss

    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...

  • Drugs and Justiceby Margaret P. Battin; Erik Luna; Arthur G. Lipman; Paul M. Gahlinger; Douglas E. Rollins; Jeanette C. Roberts

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Governing the Heroin Tradeby Melissa Bull

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Examining the historical, economic and political context for the current prohibition of particular drugs, this study investigates the problem of drug control and provides a systematic analysis of the development of the international system of regulation. It identifies the political rationalities that provided the basis of that system and positions... more...

  • Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuseby Robert T. Ammerman; Peggy J. Ott; Ralph E. Tarter

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 75.00

    The chapters in this book provide a comprehensive overview of the pervasive effects throughout society of substance abuse, as well as of prevention programs at a variety of levels. The book will be of value to scholars and those working in the field alik more...

  • Addiction Research Methodsby Peter G. Miller; John Strang; Peter M. Miller

    Wiley 2010; US$ 95.99

    Addiction Research Methods is a comprehensive handbook for health professionals, policy-makers and researchers working and training in the field of addiction. The book provides a clear, comprehensive and practical guide to research design, methods and analysis within the context of the field of alcohol and other drugs. The reader is introduced to... more...

  • Ashes to Ashesby Richard Kluger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial,... more...

  • Youth, Drugs, and Nightlifeby Geoffrey Hunt; Molly Moloney; Kristin Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 56.95

    Youth, Drugs, and Night Life explores the relationships between the electronic dance scene and drug use for young ravers and clubbers today. Based on over 300 interviews with ravers, DJ?s and promoters, the authors explore the accomplishment of gender, sexuality and Asian American ethnicity and the negotiation of risk and pleasure within these scenes.... more...

  • Addictionby Howard Padwa; Jacob A. Cunningham

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 85.00

    Addiction: A Reference Encyclopedia offers straight talk and clear answers on a topic often sensationalized in the media and politicized during campaigns. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, it provides readers with a concise yet thorough review of what we know about all kinds of addictive behavior.||Addiction surveys both the science of addiction... more...

  • Peddling Poisonby Clete Snell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.95

    Documents the tremendous changes in the last decade in the political and legal landscape of tobacco control and how it impacts youth. more...