Drugs and the Human Body with Implications for Society

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9780130401724: Drugs and the Human Body with Implications for Society

For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology and Criminal Justice.

This text addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely, straightforward fashion. It reflects the most recent research on the most highly addictive drugs, including street, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs. It is designed to be easily accessible to the non-science major, yet comprehensive enough for use by the practicing professional.

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For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, this text addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion. It reflects the most recent research on the most highly addictive drugs, including street, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs. It is designed to be easily accessible to the nonscience major, yet comprehensive enough for use by the practicing professional.

  • NEW-Over two dozen real-life case studies.
  • NEW-A full chapter on drugs in sports.
  • NEW-Over 190 Web sites-Lists relevant, reliable sites at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW-Women's health issues-Features major additions and updates, including drugs in pregnancy and designer estrogens.
  • Timely information on the latest street and designer drugs-Gives special attention to their composition, addictive potential, and withdrawal symptoms. Includes photos.
  • Extensive introductory chapters-Address definitions, concepts, theories, and laws that can be applied generally to many drug categories, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
  • Over 300 in-chapter and end-of-chapter study questions.
  • Includes valuable reference tools - e.g., a glossary of over 200 terms; n appendix of chemical structures for 14 categories of pharmacologically active compounds; DAWN Data summaries pinpointing which drugs are causing problems, where in America, and to whom.
  • About the Author:

    Ken Liska earned a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Illinois and is a licensed pharmacist in that state. He taught college and university-level chemistry courses for 37 years, the last 18 of which at San Diego Mesa College. For 18 years his course Drugs and the Human Body drew hundreds of students. He has a dozen scientific publications in the areas of synthetic anti-cancer compounds and LSD analogs. He lives in San Diego with his first wife Paula Meat Hoenecke Liska.

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