Cocaine : Clinical and Biobehavioural Aspects

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Cocaine abuse has emerged over the past decade as a major public health problem, and cocaine is believed to have passed marijuana as the most frequently used illegal drug in the US. This book offers a comprehensive discussion of the aspects of cocaine use that are of interest to drug abuse researchers and to clinical psychiatrists and psychologists: the drug's effects on the brain, problems in the treatment of people who use it, and its presentation in the popular media. A final chapter places cocaine in a different context, as one of many psychoactive plants used in the religious ceremonies of primitive New World more

Product details

  • Hardback | 268 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, figures, tables
  • 0195040686
  • 9780195040685

Table of contents

R Byck: History and osciology of cocaine use and research: three histories; J H Woods, G D Winger and C P France: Dependence-producing properties of cocaine: a behavioural analysis; C Kornetsky and G Bain: Neuronal bases for hedonic effects of cocaine and opiates; G F Koob, F J Vaccarino, M Amalric, N R Swerdlow: Neural substrates for cocaine and opiate reinforcement; R M Post, S R B Weiss, A Pert, T W Uhde: Chronic cocaine administration: sensitization and kindling effects; F H Gawin, H Kleber: Issues in cocaine abuse treatment research; T H Crowley: Clinical issues in cocaine abuse; R E Schultes: Coca and other new world psychoactive plants: magical/religious roles in primitive more