The Encyclopedia of Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs
- List Price: $214.50
- Binding: Library Binding
- Publisher: Facts on File
- Publish date: 04/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780816039708
- ISBN10: 0816039704
-- An extensive A-to-Z reference section that defines the causes, cures, key research, medical terms, symptoms, treatments, and trends of each field of study
-- Detailed appendixes that provide current statistical information
-- Extensive bibliographies that serve as starting points for further research
-- Comprehensive directories that list organizations, associations, schools, support groups, and publications readers can turn to for further information.
The Encyclopedia of Understanding Alcohol and Other Drugs offers the most up-to-date coverage on the persistent and widespread epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse. Updated from our best-selling The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, The Encyclopedia of Alcoholism, and our highly praised Understanding Alcohol & Other Drugs: A Multimedia Resource CD-ROM, this A-to-Z set is a vital resource for the twenty-first century. Included is everything from curious experimentation with tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, to life-threatening addictions to hard-core drugs.
This comprehensive, two-volume resource features 1,500 encyclopedic entries and timely statistical and medical data on a wide range of biological, medical, psychological, legal, social, and economic data, including:
-- Interdisciplinary coverage that provides a historical context for the current sociological implications of alcohol and substance abuse
-- The most recent research and advice fromexperts in the fields of alcohol and other substance use and abuse
-- Multiple sources that guarantee the most comprehensive information and impartial perspective on the subject.
Key features include:
-- 1,500 A-to-Z encyclopedic definitions that provide insightful and probing analyses on a broad spectrum of topics, including women, pregnancy, AIDS, adolescents, and more
-- More than 100 journal articles, fact sheets, research papers, and government documents
-- More than 150 graphs, maps, and tables filled with detailed statistics on the demographics of drug use, cultivation, crime patterns, and more
-- A glossary detailing more than 5,000 acronyms, terms, expressions, slang phrases, and more.