A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse: The Biomedical Aspects

Paperback | June 2, 2004

byGail Winger, James H. Woods, Frederick G. Hofmann

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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 andphysiological effects, mechanisms of pharmacological action, and toxic effects. Epidemiological aspects are discussed as well as pharmacological treatment possibilities where applicable.

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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 regulat...

Gail Winger and James H. Woods are both at University of Michigan. Frederick G. Hofmann is a former Professor Emeritus at Columbia University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.59 inPublished:June 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195172795

ISBN - 13:9780195172799

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Tobacco and Nicotine3. Opiods4. Depressants of the Central Nervous System5. Depressants of the Central Nervous System: Volatile Solvents and Aerosol Inhalation6. Club Drugs: MDMA, GHB, Ketamine, and Agents Taken in Similar Patterns7. Marijuana and Hashish8. Central Nervous System Stimulants: Cocaine, Amphetamines, Related Drugs, and Caffeine9. Medical Issues Associated with Drug Abuse10. Drug Abuse and the Law

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"This work is an excellent reference text for both professionals and non-professionals in many disciplines."--Journal of Studies on Alcohol