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Prescription Drug Abuse: A Reference Handbook - Contemporary World Issues (Hardback)
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Prescription Drug Abuse: A Reference Handbook - Contemporary World Issues (Hardback)

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Hardback 370 Pages / Published: 07/12/2015
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This outstanding resource guide for students and young adults provides an introduction to the history of prescription drug abuse that explains how this problem has arisen and examines the social, political, economic, and health issues associated with prescription drug abuse in modern society.


* Explains the dangers associated with the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes

* Provides a detailed introduction for readers seeking to learn about the topic of prescription drug abuse and serves as an research tool for school projects

* Includes thought-provoking perspective essays from individuals involved in the discussion of how to address prescription drug abuse

* Supplies primary source documents in the form of excerpts from laws, administrative rulings, and court cases regarding prescription drug abuse as well as a glossary of key terms used in discussing the topic of prescription drug abuse

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440839788
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 748 g
Dimensions: 231 x 152 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This tome serves quite well as a reference source; it will be a valuable addition to both academic and community libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates and general readers." - Choice
"Prescription Drug Abuse is a solid entry in the Contemporary World Issues series and will be of interest to students at the graduate and postgraduate level as well as for researchers in the areas of sociology, medicine, psychology, and cultural history. The vast resources may also be useful to those working in drug-abuse-related professions. Recommended." - ARBA
"Prescription Drug Abuse: A Reference Handbook would be a valuable resource for libraries catering to high school or lower level undergraduate students. This volume would also be an asset to public libraries with a consumer health collection." - Reference Reviews

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