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Drug Use and Abuse

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Author: Maisto, Stephen A.

Brand: Cengage Learning

Edition: 8

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 512

Release Date: 01-01-2018

Details: Product Description Did you know that a drug's effects depend not only on its properties but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user? This theme is highlighted throughout DRUG USE AND ABUSE, 8th Edition. The book weaves historical, social, psychological, cultural, biological, and medical perspectives, taking an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current topics regarding drug use, problems associated with use, and their prevention and treatment. You'll learn about classes of drugs as well as the latest data on drug use patterns and social trends, such as the recent increase in heroin addiction, the altered social and legislative environment surrounding marijuana, and the use of technology in the treatment of the substance use disorders. About the Author Stephen A. Maisto is a professor of psychology at Syracuse University. Engaged in research, teaching, clinical practice and clinical training in the assessment and treatment of the substance-use disorders for over 30 years, Dr. Maisto has published over 150 articles, 25 book chapters and several books on substance use and the substance-use disorders. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Research Society on Alcoholism and the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies. After receiving a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he completed a postdoctoral respecialization in clinical psychology at George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Mark Galizio is professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he has taught and conducted research for over 30 years. He has published extensively in the areas of behavioral pharmacology and behavior analysis and has served as associate editor of the JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Galizio is past president of the division of Behavior Analysis. In 1976 he received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as the research assistant at the Midwest Institute on Drug Abuse. Gerard J. Connors is director of the Research Institute on Addictions at the University at Buffalo. His research interests include substance use and abuse, relapse prevention, self-help group involvement, early interventions with heavy drinkers and treatment evaluation. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Connors has authored or coauthored numerous scientific articles, books and book chapters. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1980.

Package Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.9 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English