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A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse : The Biomedical Aspects - Gail Winger

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Biomedical Aspects

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780195172782
Number Of Pages: 208

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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, opiods, 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.


"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 be 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 Alcohol


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

ISBN: 9780195172782
ISBN-10: 0195172787
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised