The Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, 3rd edition updates and expands upon the award-winning second edition of this set, addressing social, medical, legal, and political issues related to substance use and addictive behavior. New essays report on contemporary socio-political topics such as the role of drugs and alcohol in the media, the prevalence of drugs in the international sports and fashion industries, the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism, and the impact of the Internet on drug and alcohol use. The third edition also expands international coverage of historical and modern perspectives on drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in more than 30 countries and regions, including the Caribbean, the Middle East, and China. Many of the 545 topical entries are enhanced by statistical charts, graphs, tables, and photographs.
Published by Macmillan Reference USA, this new edition was developed under the guidance of Editors Pamela Korsmeyer and Henry R. Kranzler. Pamela Korsmeyer has written about addiction, drug control and federal policy, as well as on international development. Dr. Kranzler is a professor of psychiatry and program director of the General Clinical Research Center at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.
"This multidisciplinary work was written as a comprehensive information resource for the nonspecialist and as such belongs in all public, high school, academic, and health sciences libraries."
--Library Journal, March 2009
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