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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN10: 0124186793 ISBN13: 9780124186798 DDC: 362.29 LCC: RC564 Edition: ;


Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetic.


Drug use and its consequences / B. Madras -- Genetics of substance use, abuse, cessation, and addiction : novel data implicate copy number variants / Uhl et al. -- Epidemiology of drug abuse : building blocks for etiologic research / Weinberg et al. -- Detection of populations at risk or addicted : screening, brief, intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in clinical settings / L. Gentilello -- Cocaine : mechanism and effects in the human brain / Trifilieff et al. -- Stress, anxiety, and cocaine abuse / Craige et al. -- The neuropathology of drug abuse / Bittner et al. -- The pathology of methamphetamine use in the human brain / S. Kish -- The effects of alcohol on the human nervous system / K. Brady -- The nicotine hypothesis / Brasic -- Smoking effects in the human nervous system / Schuman-Olivier -- Cognitive effects of nicotine / Sofuoglu et al. -- Effects of cannabis and cannabinoids in the human nervous system / H. Kalant -- Cannabis, cannabinoids, and the association with psychosis / Radhakrishnan et al. -- Effects of MDMA on the human nervous system / McCann et al. -- Sedative hypnotics / Ciraulo et al. -- Hallucinogens / Chan, Mendelson -- Inhalants : addiction and toxic effects in humans / Bowen et al. -- Emerging designer drugs / Nichols et al.


  • LCC: RC564
  • Dewey Decimal: 362.29

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (625 pages)
  • Edition Info: ;


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