Gale Releases Third Edition of the Award-Winning Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 9, 2008 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces the release of Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior, third edition. A follow-up to the 2001 award-winning second edition, this new version updates and expands upon the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors.

“The rapid pace of research in the fields of substance abuse and non-substance abuse addictions since publication of the second edition warrants a new exploration of the field,” said Helene Potter, director of publishing at Gale’s Macmillan imprint.  “Researchers will find the most current findings in these areas in the new edition.”

In the Macmillan Reference USA tradition, a board of noted scholars in the fields of drugs, alcohol and addiction bring new scholarship within the discipline to the set alongside discussion of topics often mentioned in today’s media. Coverage of these concepts beyond the U.S. – through the European Union, Asia, and beyond – is significantly expanded in this edition. Statistics throughout the set have been revisited and thoroughly updated and the A-Z entry arrangement has been maintained. A robust cumulative index completes the work.

For more information on the print or eBook version of the Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol and Addictive Behavior, please contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected].

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