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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • Pandemics, Science and Policyby Sudeepa Abeysinghe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Pandemics, Science and Policy analyses the World Health Organisation's (WHO) management of the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic. Abeysinghe illustrates the ways in which the WHO's account was vulnerable to contestation, and ultimately how uncertain risks can affect policy and action on the global level. more...

  • Undrunkby A.J. Adams

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    In this unprecedented book, A. J. Adams uses self-deprecating humor, entertaining anecdotes, and frank descriptions to introduce anyone who "just doesn't get" Alcoholics Anonymous to the complete "Undrunk" lifestyle. My eyes wandered around the room, taking in the strange collection of humanity seeking to claim me as a fellow sufferer. If variety... more...

  • At Risk in Americaby Lu Ann Aday

    Wiley 2002; US$ 85.00

    This updated second edition of At Risk in America provides a detailed analysis of those key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States today-including homeless persons, refugees and immigrants, people living with AIDS, alcohol and substance abusers, high-risk mothers and infants, victims of family or other violence,... more...

  • We Have Met the Enemyby Daniel Akst

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 23.99

    How do you save yourself from your destructive desires? All this freedom is making us ill. Perhaps half of all deaths are caused by overeating, smoking, drinking too much, failing to exercise, and other behaviours we indulge in against our better judgement. Why do so many of us embark knowingly on the long march to slow-motion suicide? In this... more...

  • The War Against Counterfeit Medicneby Dora Nkem Akunyili

    Safari Books Ltd. 2011; US$ 49.95

    There is a general agreement that piracy; counterfeiting and passing off are unfair. However, there is often surreptitious ñ or even open ñ sympathy for, say, those who purchase counterfeit designer fashions or the latest technical gadgets. The pirate is even sometimes represented as a daring evil hero. In this book, Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili,... more...

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behavioursby David Aldridge; Sergio Perez

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 37.95

    This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more...

  • Illegal Leisure Revisitedby Judith Aldridge; Fiona Measham; Lisa Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This book updates the progress into adulthood of the cohort of fourteen-year-olds who were recruited and tracked until they were eighteen years old. Illegal Leisure (1998) described their adolescent journeys and lifestyles, focusing on their early regular drinking and extensive ?recreational? drug use. This new edition revisits these original... more...

  • The Globalisation of Addictionby Bruce Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 68.99

    The Globalisation of Addiction presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction.Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues... more...

  • Hi I'm Bill and I'm Oldby William Alexander

    Hazelden Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    "Funny, courageous, and empowering. In exploring the richness of his own life, Alexander celebrates and invites us to discover the uniqueness and wisdom within ourselves. This book is a gift to those of us who are old, and even more, perhaps, to those who are young." Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel, author of Big Mind, Big Heart: Finding Your Way... more...

  • Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyoneby Fritz Allhoff; Dale Jacquette; Rick Cusick

    Wiley 2011; US$ 21.95

    The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use.  A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical... more...