Drug Use and Misuse: A Community Health Perspective
Keywords:health, social sciences, drug use, drug abuse
With technical editors Janet Swatscheno and Heejoung Shin.
Drug Use and Misuse: A Community Health Perspective provides students with an introduction to the biological, psychological, and legal aspects of drug use and misuse through the lens of community health and discusses the impact of drug use and misuse on community health. The book contains eight distinct chapters addressing the background of drug use and misuse, including key terms, as well as an introduction to different categories of drugs including gateway drugs, opioids, and prescription drugs, and a conclusion that describes evidence-based prevention and treatment models. Originally developed for use in the popular undergraduate survey course “Drug Use and Abuse” taught at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the book is aimed at students learning about community health and the effects of drug use in a variety of contexts, such as survey courses for pharmacology, psychology, or public health.
The authors would like to thank Sara Benson and the University of Illinois Library for providing the funds and guidance to support this project.
Please cite this book using the DOI: 10.21900/wd.16
About This Book
Drug Use and Misuse Overview
How Drugs Work in the Body and the Brain
Social Determinants of Drug Use, Misuse, and Involvement
Gateway Drugs (Caffeine, Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana)
Sedative Hypnotics, Psychotherapeutic Drugs, Psychedelics, and Hallucinogens
Opioids, Stimulants, Depressants, and Inhalants
Prescription Medication, Over-the-Counter Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Appearance and Performance Enhancers
Evidence-Based Prevention and Treatment Models
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