Provides students with a deeper understanding of what impacts drug use. The eighth edition of Drugs, Behavior, and Modern Society examines the impact of drug-taking behavior on our society and our daily lives. The use and abuse of a wide range of licit and illicit drugs are discussed from historical, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. In today's world, drugs and their use present a social paradox, combining the potential for good and for bad. As a society and as individuals, we can be the beneficiaries of drugs or their victims. This text features a comprehensive review of psychoactive drugs, and is notable for the attention it gives to two aspects of drug-taking behavior that have been underreported in other texts: steroid abuse and inhalant abuse. This text is available in a variety of formats digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand the impact of drug use on behavior and society. Examine the pros and cons to drug use.