Drug Use and Abuse

Drug Use and Abuse

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An interdisciplinary coverage of drug issues, this text examines drug use and abuse from historical, cultural, social, psychological, biological and medical perspectives. This edition features discussions of herbal preparations, hormones and over-the-counter drugs, and explores the late-1990s data on drug use patterns and social trends, such as the recent increase in heroin addiction and its impact. The book also discusses the developing issues surrounding substances such as tobacco, Ritalin and the rape drugs, "Roofies" (rohypnol) and GHB.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 205.74 x 254 x 20.32mm | 907.18g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0155083562
  • 9780155083561

Table of contents

Drug use and abuse - general issues; drug uses - yesterday and today; drugs and the nervous system; pharmacology; psychopharmacology and new drug development; cocaine and the amphetamines; nicotine; caffeine; alcohol; depressants; psychiatric drugs; opiates; marijuana; hallucinogens; other prescription and over-the-counter drugs; treatment of substance-abuse disorders; prevention of substance abuse.
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