Drugs of Abuse
Simon Wills - Head of Wessex Drug and Medicines Information Centre, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, UK
Each chapter covers a particular drug group. These include opioids, cannabis, cocaine, amfetamines, ecstasy, LSD, volatile substances, performance-enhancing drugs, OTC and prescription medicines, nicotine and alcohol.
Drugs of Abuse has been comprehensively revised since the first edition, and includes new chapters on gamma hydroxybutyrate and the internet as an information resource. Also covered are the prevalence of drug use, a detailed assessment of side effects, and interactions between illicit drugs and conventional medicines.
This book is an accessible source of detailed information that can be read from cover to cover, or used as a reference. It will appeal to healthcare professionals, as well as to those working with drug users in the community.
2. Injection of Drugs
6. Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Related Drugs
8. Gamma Hydroxybutyrate
10. Volatile Substance Abuse
11. Performance Enhancing Drugs
12. Prescription Drugs
13. Over-the-Counter Products
17. Plants and Fungi
18. Alkyl Nitrates
19. Smart Drugs
Appendix A Glossary of Street Terminology
Appendix B Legal Status of Drugs in the UK
'This book provides detailed information...it is a good source of information for GPs, pharmacists, nurses and social workers.'
Uzma Chaudhry, The Pharmaceutical Journal . 2006; 277: 21
01-Dec-05, Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
'The text is written in a clear and concise manner and the format allows one to easily locate desired information. This book is suitable as an educational tool and will likely be a valuable clinical resource for members of the healthcare community who work with drug users.'
Linda A. Felton, University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy, USA
ISBN 978 0 85369 582 0
Published Apr 2005
234 x 156mm (416pp)