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  • Gamelifeby Michael W. Clune

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    Portrait of the artist as a young gamer. Gamelife is part memoir of childhood in the eighties, part meditation on the imaginative world of computer games?and altogether wonderful, luminous and profound. Michael Clune's first computer game is the text-based adventure 'Suspended' in which the player types commands, directing robots to save the planet... more...

  • WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulationby World Health Organization

    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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Cigarette Warsby Cassandra Tate

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 43.99

    We live in an age when the cigarette industry is under almost constant attack. Few weeks pass without yet another report on the hazards of smoking, or news of another anti-cigarette lawsuit, or more restrictions on cigarette sales, advertising, or use. It's somewhat surprising, then, that very little attention has been given to the fact that America... 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...

  • Dangerous Harvestby Michael K. Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 49.99

    Presenting an overview of peoples' relations with drugs, this book presents case studies from various cultural landscapes that are involved in drug plant production, trade, and use, and examines historical uses of illicit plant substances. It also shows the deep historical, cultural, and economic ties between farmer and crop. more...