Drug Use and Abuse, 7th Edition
Edited by Stephen A. Maisto, Mark Galizio and Gerard J. Connors
Publisher: Cengage Learning
drugs and drug use are popular and dynamic areas of study. For example, when the sixth edition was published in 2011, synthetic designer drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” had not yet emerged as international phenomena. Thesedesigner drugs are sold on the Internet, often legally. The seventh edition chronicles the impact of this drug trade, with a focus on the legal changes in the United States designed to address the problem (Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, Chapter 2) and reviews of the major drugs involved: synthetic cathinones or bath salts (Chapter 6), synthetic cannabinoids or Spice (Chapter 11), and phenethylamine hallucinogens (2C-B, Chapter 12).