Gitlow, Stuart. Substance Use Disorders: A Practical Guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. Provides basic explanations for different diagnoses of substance use disorders and explains other diagnostic terms. Hardman,Joel G., and Lee E. Limbard, eds. Goodman and Gilman's ThePhar-macological Basis of Therapeutics. 10th ed. New York: Macmillan, 2001. A standard reference for students interested in an overview of the pharmacological aspects of selected addictive drugs. Of greater interest to those interested in pursuing the study of substance abuse from a neurological and physiological perspective. Inaba, Daryl. Uppers, Downers, All Arounders: Physical and Mental Effects ofPsy-choactive Drugs. 4th ed. Ashland, Oreg.: CNS Productions, 2000. An easy-to-read, practical book on what substance use disorders look like to the everyday person, as well as a description of related problems and concerns. Julien, Robert M. A Primer of Drug Action. Rev. ed. New York: W. H. Freeman, 2001. An introductory treatment of types and actions of many abused and therapeutic substances. A useful, quick reference guide for psychoactive effects of drugs used in traditional pharmacological therapy for disorders and abused substances. Contains good reference lists and appendices that explain some of the anatomy and chemistry required to understand biological mechanisms of substance abuse. Weil, Andrew, and Winifred Rosen. From Chocolate to Morphine: EverythingYou Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs. Rev. and updated ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. This classic text discusses mind-altering substances, from foods that alter moods to illicit drugs of abuse.
Rebecca M. Chesire; updated by Nancy A. Piotrowski
See also: Motivation.
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