A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Biomedical Aspects / Edition 4

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Biomedical Aspects / Edition 4

by Gail Winger, James H. Woods, Frederick G. Hofmann
     
 

This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects was completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in i.v. drug abusers, and information on the international regulation of drug use was added to

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This comprehensive text on the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drug abuse has been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition, and a new chapter on club drugs added. The chapter on medical effects was completely rewritten to focus on infections that develop in i.v. drug abusers, and information on the international regulation of drug use was added to the chapter on drug abuse and the law. The book is written at a level appropriate for upper level undergraduate students, graduate or medical students, and drug counselors. All major drugs of abuse are covered: tobacco, opioids, central stimulants (including cocaine, amphetamine, and caffeine), alcohol and other sedatives, marijuana, club drugs (MDMA, GHB, and ketamine), hallucinogens, and volatile solvents. For each type the authors discuss history and culture, the characteristic 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.

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ISBN-13:
9780195172799
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Tobacco and Nicotine
3. Opiods
4. Depressants of the Central Nervous System
5. Depressants of the Central Nervous System: Volatile Solvents and Aerosol Inhalation
6. Club Drugs: MDMA, 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 Law

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