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Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health : Cambridge Social Biology Topics - Alan Cornwell

Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health

Cambridge Social Biology Topics

Paperback Published: 8th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521437103
Number Of Pages: 108

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This introductory textbook covers the biochemical, behavioural and social factors which influence the mind. It discusses all major groups of drugs which are commonly misused, including drugs normally available only on prescription, hallucinogenic drugs, narcotics, and socially acceptable drugs such as caffeine and nicotine. Alcohol, as the most widely used drug of abuse in most developed countries, is considered in detail: the biological effects of alcohol, the problems resulting from alcohol use, and the means by which alcohol abuse can be controlled, are all discussed. The final chapters deal with mental health and mental illness. An excellent introduction to the topic for advanced school and beginning undergraduate biology students.

Drugs and drug abuse
Socially acceptable drugs
Misuse of prescribed and related drugs
Hallucinogenic drugs
Opiates and other narcotics
The biology of alcohol
The problems of alcohol use
Prevention and control of alcohol problems
Help for problem drinkers
Mental health and mental illness
Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Other mental illnesses
Further reading
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ISBN: 9780521437103
ISBN-10: 0521437105
Series: Cambridge Social Biology Topics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 108
Published: 8th March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised