A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse : The Biomedical Aspects

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A comprehensive source of pharmacological and medical information on patterns of drug abuse in the United States, this text has been revised and updated throughout. There are two new chapters, one on cocaine, the other on nicotine and tobacco. The volume emphasizes important similarities and differences between patterns of drug use and offers a critical survey of a wide range of experimental and clinical studies. Pharmacological aspects of the management of selected clinical problems are also considered.show more

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  • Hardback | 233 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 25mm | 535g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • figs.
  • 0195063961
  • 9780195063967

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Tobacco and nicotine; Opioid drugs; Depressants of the central nervous system: Ethanol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines; Generalized depressants of the central nervous system: Volatile solvent and aerosol inhalation; Hallucinogens: Phenocyclidine, LSD and agents having similar effects; Marijuana and hashish; Central nervous system stimulants: Amphetamines, caffeine, and related drugs; Central nervous system stimulants: Cocaine; The medical diagnosis of drug abuse; Management of selected clinical problems: Pharmacological aspects; Drug abuse and the law.show more

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