Substance Abuse: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition (Contemporary World Issues)

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

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