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An up-to-date user-friendly textbook about psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors. Wide-ranging research and extensive citations enable the textbook to also be used as a comprehensive reference source. A new Student Study Guide ssg.html on CD-Rom containing a chapter outline, guided review, practice tests, a drug identification table, and an extended glossary is included with each copy. Key ideas and concepts are highlighted throughout the book. This technique along with the Study Guide helps readers to process the material more easily. Chaper 1 Psychoactive Drugs: History and Classification; Chapter 2 Heredity, Environment, and Psychoactive Drugs; Chapter 3 Uppers; Chapter 4 Downers: Opiates/Opioids and Sedative-Hypnotics; Chapter 5 Downers: Alcohol; Chapter 6 All Arounders; Chapter 7 Other Drugs and Other Addictions; Chapter 8 Prevention and Patterns of Use; Chapter 9 Treatment; Chapter 10 Mental Health and Drugs; The content relies on the most current data and studies as well as practical information and interviews drawn from 140 staff members and thousands of clients of the Haight Ashbury Detox Clinic. The material gives perceptive insights into the complex fields of drug abuse, compulsive behaviors, addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention. An interactive CNS Web Site, and additional support material are available. The more than 250 illustrations, photos, and graphics make this clearly, concisely, and simply written textbook valuable to instructors, students, and professionals alike.DISTRIBUTOR: PO Box 96, 130 Third St., Ashland, OR 97520-1962. Website: www.cnsproductions.com. Phone: (800)888-0617 or (541)488-2805 FAX: (541)482-9252. Available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble Distribution.