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  • Synthetic Panicsby Philip Jenkins

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 22.95

    America has a long history of drug panics in which countless social problems have been blamed on the devastating effects of some harmful substance. In the last forty years, such panics have often focused on synthetic or designer drugs, like methamphetamine, PCP, Ecstasy, methcathinone, and rave drugs like ketamine, and GHB. Fear of these substances... more...

  • Nonclinical Assessment of Abuse Potential for New Pharmaceuticalsby Carrie Markgraf; Thomas Hudzik; David Compton

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 149.95

    Nonclinical Assessment of Abuse Potential for New Pharmaceuticals offers a complete reference on the current international regulatory guidelines and details best practice methodology for the three standard animal models used to evaluate abuse potential: physical dependence, self-administration and drug discrimination. This book also includes chapters... more...

  • Lighting Upby Susan Shapiro

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    In the critically acclaimed Five Men Who Broke My Hear t, Manhattan journalist Susan Shapiro revisited five self-destructive romances. In her hilarious, illuminating new memoir, Lighting Up, she rejects five self-destructive substances. This difficult quest for clean living starts with Shapiro?s shocking revelation that, at forty, her lengthiest,... more...

  • Stages and Pathways of Drug Involvementby Denise B. Kandel

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book, first published in 2002, represents a systematic and broadly based discussion and evaluation of the Gateway Hypothesis. more...

  • Mass Media and Drug Preventionby William D. Crano; Michael Burgoon; Stuart Oskamp

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 51.95

    This book tells the story of the mass media's potential in the war against drug abuse. It is based on scientific evidence on the use of media in health promotion and disease prevention. Past approaches--successes and failures alike--are included to help enlighten future programs of research and practice. Advice about the logical steps that must be... more...

  • Drug Useby Richard E. Isralowitz

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    This work examines the delicate balance in American drug policy between enforcement and reducing supply, versus prevention and reducing demand. It addresses the ways in which drug policy has changed, particularly since 1970. more...

  • Pot Politicsby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    By drawing on chapters from experts in multiple disciplines, this book will focus on ethical, religious, economic, psychological, and political arguments for cannabis policies that range from prohibition, to supervised medical use, to unrestricted legalization. Several authors weigh costs and benefits in their evaluations of policy. Others focus on... more...

  • Mortality amongst Illicit Drug Usersby Shane Darke; Louisa Degenhardt; Richard Mattick

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    This 2006 book is a synthetic review of the epidemiology, causes, prevalence, interventions, demography, and associated risk factors of illicit-drug-related mortality. more...

  • A Life in Smokeby Julia Hansen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 20.95

    "I accepted the certainty of my untimely death with gallows humor and a calculator. I'd read somewhere that each cigarette you smoke knocks seven minutes off your time on the planet. To amuse myself, I did the math: 153,000 cigarettes = two years of my life, up in smoke." Julia Hansen first lit up at nineteen. Twenty years later, she was editing... more...

  • Dangerous Harvestby Michael K. Steinberg; Joseph J. Hobbs; Kent Mathewson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The global drug trade and its associated violence, corruption, and human suffering create global problems that include political and military conflicts, ethnic minority human rights violations, and stresses on economic development. Drug production and eradication affects the stability of many states, shaping and sometimes distorting their foreign policies.... more...