Drugs of Abuse

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Pharmaceutical Press, 2005 - Medical - 399 pages
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A concise, easy to read guide for healthcare professionals who encounter drug abuse. Each chapter deals with a different drug or gourp of drugs and has been extensively revised to reflect new research on adverse effects, treatments and patterns of use.
 

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Contents

Concepts
3
Withdrawing drugs in dependence
9
References
16
Irritant effects
26
Opioids
35
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacology
42
Interactions with medicines
53
References
59
Adverse effects
125
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
139
Dependence
152
Gamma hydroxybutyrate
157
Effects sought
170
Performanceenhancing drugs
183
Betablockers
196
Antidepressants
213

Cannabis
65
Administration
69
Abuse and concurrent illness
84
Administration
97
References lll
111
History
353
General websites
367
Glossary of street terminology
377
353
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