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Packed with the latest data and research, the powerful new Seventh Edition of Howard Abadinsky’s DRUG USE AND ABUSE: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION, International Edition delivers a thorough, interdisciplinary survey of all aspects of drug and alcohol abuse. The text draws from the many disciplines of history, law, pharmacology, political science, social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice -- resulting in the most comprehensive, authoritative single source available.Coverage includes the history of drugs, their impact on society, the pharmacological impact of drugs on the body, drug policy implications, the criminal justice system response, the drug business, law enforcement, theories of use, as well as the effects, treatment, and prevention of abuse. Completely current, the Seventh Edition also includes new coverage of neuroenhancers, the “Michael Jackson drug” propofol, tobacco and alcohol as “gateway drugs”, changes in heroin, Mexican drug cartels, the connection between drugs and terrorists, and much more.