Substance Abuse A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854785
Size: 26.46 MB
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Substance Abuse A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition from the Author: David E. Newton. This go-to resource on substance abuse supplies the broad background knowledge and historical information needed to understand this important sociological issue and provides readers with a range of additional sources for continuing their study of the topic. • Offers a broad introduction to the physiological, anatomical, and psychological changes associated with substance use and a variety of perspectives from subject experts with special knowledge of and/or experience with substance abuse problems • Provides an easily accessible list of nearly 100 books, articles, reports, and electronic sources with additional information on the topic of substance abuse • Addresses sociological aspects of drug use and the current debate over the legalization of certain drugs, such as medical and recreational marijuana • Includes a collection of relevant data and documents, an extensive annotated bibliography, a chronology, and a glossary

Marijuana A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440850526
Size: 49.88 MB
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Marijuana A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition from the Author: David E. Newton. This single-volume resource provides sound, up-to-date information and authoritative resources for research on the controversial topics of the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and the effects of marijuana use on society. • Provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the way in which marijuana has been treated in the nation's long-running "war on drugs" • Presents arguments both for and against the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes • Offers a variety of resources that readers can use for further study of the subject • Contains a chapter with selections from important documents in the history of marijuana use, including laws and court cases that deal with the substance and its use and abuse

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Author: Karen L. Kinnear
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099050
Size: 14.74 MB
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Childhood Sexual Abuse from the Author: Karen L. Kinnear. This work is an important new edition of a classic study—one of the few exhaustive examinations of childhood sexual abuse available—with 40 percent new material. * A chronology of important events in the history of child sexual abuse covers the various laws and how they've changed over the centuries (from religious laws allowing marriage to minor girls up through the latest laws relating to Internet issues), notable abuse cases, the formation of major anti-abuse organizations, and top scientific studies * Excerpts from relevant U.S. and international laws and conventions


Author: Karen L. Kinnear
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841254
Size: 54.44 MB
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Gangs from the Author: Karen L. Kinnear. Discusses the history of gangs, why people join them, and where they are found, and includes statistical information and summaries of print and nonprint resources.

Global Refugee Crisis

Author: Mark Gibney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844555
Size: 36.68 MB
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Global Refugee Crisis from the Author: Mark Gibney. This book documents the current global refugee crisis and examines the interrelated factors of immigration enforcement, international human rights law, political violence, and refugee protection. * Provides the latest empirical data covering the last 30 years, analyzing the human rights practices of the states that produce the majority of the world's asylum seekers * Includes a chapter of over 40 biographies of distinguished refugees from all over the world. * Contains primary source documents of international treaties and protocols related to refugees, as well as data figures revealing statistical trends of asylum seekers and displaced persons

Drug Use And Abuse

Author: Stephen Maisto
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285455517
Size: 66.67 MB
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Drug Use And Abuse from the Author: Stephen Maisto. DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea 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, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Juvenile Justice

Author: Donald J. Shoemaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076415
Size: 29.81 MB
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Juvenile Justice from the Author: Donald J. Shoemaker. An insightful overview of the challenges and emerging solutions surrounding corrections, treatment, and prevention programs for troubled youth. * Includes a detailed chapter containing the most current data on juvenile offenders, juvenile victims, and more * A chronology covers the major events that have shaped our understanding of juvenile delinquency and the development of juvenile justice. Special emphasis is placed on the cyclical nature of the issues and debates regarding delinquency and the juvenile justice system

Domestic Violence

Author: Margi Laird McCue
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097791
Size: 46.81 MB
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Domestic Violence from the Author: Margi Laird McCue. This thoroughly revised second edition is an examination of domestic violence from social, legal, and historical perspectives. * A chronology that stretches from 753 BCE, when Romulus, the founder of Rome, formalized the first "law of marriage" to January 2006, when President George W. Bush signed the third reauthorization of the 1994 Violence against Women Act * Illustrations include the power and control wheel (a model in the form of a wheel that explains the dynamics of domestic violence), the ecological theory of battering, and the characteristics of the victim as illustrated by the World Health Organization

Workplace Drug Testing

Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420054491
Size: 56.67 MB
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Workplace Drug Testing from the Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM. Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews current federal regulations and mandatory guidelines for federal workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical techniques for specimen collection and laboratory testing. The book compares workplace testing outside the US including protocols, attitude surveys, and legislation from Europe, Australia and South America. Chapters include analytical approaches for sample testing such as radioimmunoassay and enzyme immunoassay, as well as confirmatory testing via quality assurance, calibrators, and controls. The book also offers analytical information for biological matrices other than urine; details the procedures for using hair, oral fluid, and sweat; and examines the physiologic considerations when interpreting alternative matrix test results. Containing numerous tables and figures, expert data, and supported by extensive references, this is a crucial tool for those charged with maintaining a drug-free workplace.

Handbook Of Drug Monitoring Methods

Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1588297802
Size: 75.69 MB
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Handbook Of Drug Monitoring Methods from the Author: Amitava Dasgupta. In Handbook of Drug Monitoring Methods: Therapeutics and Drug Abuse, authors discuss the different analytical techniques used in today’s practice of therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs of abuse as well as alcohol testing with relevant theory, mechanism, and in-depth scientific discussion on each topic. This volume is the perfect handbook and quick reference for any clinical laboratory, allowing clinicians to find the potential source of a false-positive or a false-negative result in the daily operation of a toxicology laboratory. At the same time, this book can also be used as a reference for medical technologists, supervisors, laboratory directors, clinical chemists, toxicologists, and pathologists to find in-depth cause of a potential interference and what tests can be ordered to circumvent such problem. The volume’s first half focuses on various issues of therapeutic drug monitoring. Additional chapters cover analysis of heavy metals, alcohol testing, and issues of drugs of abuse testing. These chapters are written by experts in their relative sub-specialties and also by the editor. Comprehensive and timely, Handbook of Drug Monitoring Methods: Therapeutics and Drug Abuse is the ideal text for clinicians and researchers monitoring alcohol and drug testing and other important tasks of toxicological laboratory services.