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- World Health Organization 2015; US$ 36.00
This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) at its seventh meeting in December 2013 during which it reviewed background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt respectively with the following four themes: Novel tobacco... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Policymakers have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This new book provides historical context to the war on drugs... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99
This fascinating history of international drug trafficking in the first half of the 20th century follows the stories of American narcs and gangsters, Japanese spies, Chinese warlords, and soldiers of fortune whose lives revolved around opium. The drug trade centered on China, which was before 1949, the world's largest narcotic market. The authors tell... more...
- TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 4.39
Cannabis (aka weed, marijuana, or ganga) is the product of the cannabis plant, prepared for use as a psychoactive drug and as a medicine. Its use stretches as far back as history itself and is one of the earliest known plants to be domesticated by man. Cannabis, or weed, is the fourth most widely used drug in the world after coffee, alcohol, and tobacco.... more...
- Running Press 2015; US$ 15.00
Matthew Latkiewicz is a monthly columnist for New York Magazine?s Grub Street , where his articles are among the site?s most read, commented upon, and shared. He has also written a wine column for McSweeney's Internet Tendency , called "Stained Teeth,? and created the entertainment site, You Will Not Believe . Through this website, he currently... more...
- New Horizon Press 2012; US$ 14.95
Prescription drug abuse represents a serious and growing public health problem in the medical profession. We the public have a right to know what we are getting into when we walk through the doors of a hospital or doctor?s office. One to two percent of all healthcare professionals will become addicted each year. This figure is rough, since not every... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00
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... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 99.95
Research increasingly suggests that addiction has a genetic and neurobiological basis, but efforts to translate research into effective clinical treatments and social policy needs to be informed by careful ethical analyses of the personal and social implications. Scientists and policy makers alike must consider possible unintended negative consequences... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 27.95
The authors employ the techniques of oral history to penetrate the nether world of the drug user, giving us an engrossing portrait of life in the drug subculture during the "classic" era of strict narcotic control. Praise for the hardcover edition: "A momentous book which I feel is destined to become a classic in the category of scholarly... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00
An enlightening discussion of the major issues related to the prevention and treatment of adolescent substance abuse. Information-packed chapters lend a new perspective to the field and suggest implications for practice in services for youth. more...