The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies
- Kim Wolff - King's College London, UK
- Jason White - University of South Australia, Australia
- Steven Karch - Royal College of Physicians
Drugs & Behavior | Public Health
With contributions from leading international academics across the biological sciences, this handbook takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 31 chapters are divided into four parts:
Part I Determination of Substance Misuse
Part II PK and PD in Relation to Patterns of Use
Part III Detection and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use
Part IV Controversies and New Approaches
This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community, and will be a vital resource to the allied professions involved in work-place drug testing, clinical toxicology, and forensic science.
This new volume provides a very welcome and much needed compilation of key articles and reviews on various aspects of drug abuse. It includes a very useful introductory section outlining the basic principles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics and the subsequent chapters delve further into these principles for various classes of drugs of abuse. The information is clearly laid out and is complemented with a section on detection and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. Recent controversies and debates on key aspects of drug abuse this handbook will stimulate the reader into considering further innovative aspects in this field. This handbook will prove to be a very reference textbook for toxicology students and a key addition to medical and health care science libraries.
At times of crisis, we observe an increase in the severity of drugs and alcohol related problems and a rise in gambling and internet addiction. The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies Volume 2 comes at the right time to deepen our understanding of addiction aetiology and new forms that affect every area of personal and family life. The Handbook raises awareness of treatment options for successful recovery and for fighting stigma in today’s turbulent environment. This Handbook is a valuable tool for academics, researchers, students and professionals who strive to transform evidence based knowledge into successful practice.