A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse : The Biomedical Aspects

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This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects has been completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in IV drug abusers, and the chapter on drug abuse and the law now extends to the international regulation of drug use. All major drugs of abuse are covered. For each type the authors discuss history and culture, patterns of use, subjective and physiological effects, mechanisms of pharmacological action, and toxic effects. Epidemiological aspects are discussed as well as pharmacological treatment possibilities where applicable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 272.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 11 line drawings
  • 0195172795
  • 9780195172799
  • 2,020,397

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"It is useful as a concise reference, and would be the book to pull off of the library shelf should you need a diagram of the chemical structure of heroin for a teaching session." --Primary Care PsychologyFrom reviews of previous editions: "Comprehensive in scope and detail...The detailed descriptions of how the drugs are abused, their physiological and psychological effects, and the withdrawal symptoms will be especially useful...A very useful reference."--American Pharmacy"For students and practitioners in the health professions and for educators, this is an excellent book for general reference."--American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education"This publication would in informative to most anyone whose field is related to the usage of drugs. It would be of great interest to anyone who answers drug information calls, treats drug abusers, or leads public discussions on drug usage in our society."--Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy"This work is an excellent reference text for both professionals and non-professionals in many disciplines."--Journal of Studies on Alcoholshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Tobacco and Nicotine ; 3. Opioids ; 4. Depressants of the Central Nervous System: Alcohol, Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines ; 5. Depressants of the Central Nervous System: Volatile Solvents and Aerosols ; 6. Club Drugs: Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Gamma Hydooxybutyrate (GHB), Ketamine, and Agents Taken in Similar Patterns ; 7. Marijuana and Hashish ; 8. Central Nervous System Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Related Drugs and Caffeine ; 9. Medical Issues Associated with Drug Abuse ; 10. Drug Abuse and the Lawshow more

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