Drugs of Abuse
Accessible guide for healthcare professionals offers data on drug abuse. Updated edition includes material on gamma hydroxbutyrate and the Internet as an information resource. Also discusses LSD, OTC, cannabis, opioids, performance-enhancing drugs, and volatile substances.
Withdrawing drugs in dependence
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacology
Interactions with medicines
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
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