Forbidden Drugs: Understanding Drugs and Why People Take Them / Edition 2

Forbidden Drugs: Understanding Drugs and Why People Take Them / Edition 2

by Phil Robson
     
 

This new edition of Forbidden Drugs details the various illicit drugs and their effects, and considers the reasons people use them and become addicted, the risks involved, and treatments for drug-related problems. The new edition includes additional chapters on drugs that have been illegal in the past, or still are in some countries, such as alcohol and tobacco, and a… See more details below

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This new edition of Forbidden Drugs details the various illicit drugs and their effects, and considers the reasons people use them and become addicted, the risks involved, and treatments for drug-related problems. The new edition includes additional chapters on drugs that have been illegal in the past, or still are in some countries, such as alcohol and tobacco, and a new chapter on drug use in sport. The style and format of the book have also been changed to make it more reader friendly, and to give it greater appeal to a wider audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192629555
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Robson is Consultant Psychiatrist, Regional Consultant in Addictive Behaviour, and Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Oxford

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Table of Contents

ch. 1Why use drugs?1
ch. 2The consequences of drug use19
ch. 3Alcohol35
ch. 4Tobacco54
ch. 5Cannabis66
ch. 6Cocaine, amphetamines, and other stimulants87
ch. 7Psychedelics and hallucinogens109
ch. 8The inhalants127
ch. 9Ecstasy and other 'party drugs'137
ch. 10Anabolic steroids150
ch. 11Tranquillizers and sleeping pills155
ch. 12Heroin and the opioids170
ch. 13The nature of addiction197
ch. 14Helping problem drug users217
ch. 15Drug policy - a time for change?239
Selected bibliography and references260
Index287

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