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Drug abuse sourcebook : basic consumer health information about illicit substances of abuse and the diversion of prescription medications, including depressants, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, narcotics, stimulants, and anabolic steroids : along with facts about related health risks, treatment issues, and substance abuse prevention programs, a glossary of terms, statistical data, and directories of hotline services, self-help groups, and organizations able to provide further information
Author:
Bellenir, Karen.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii, 629 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Pt. 1. Drug use and abuse -- Pt. 2. The nature of addiction -- Pt. 3. Drugs of abuse -- Pt. 4. Drug-related health risks -- Pt. 5. Drug abuse treatment issues -- Pt. 6. Drug abuse prevention issues -- Pt. 7. Additional help and information.
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ISBN:
9780780802421
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Basic Consumer Health Information about Illicit Substances of Abuse and the Diversion of Prescription Medications, Including Depressants, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Marijuana, Narcotics, Stimulants, and Anabolic Steroids Along with Facts about Related Health Risks, Treatment Issues, and Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, a Glossary of Terms, Statistical Data, and Directories of Hotline Services, Self-Help Groups, and Organizations Able to Provide Further Information.


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Containing a wealth of information, this book will be useful to the college student just beginning to explore the topic of substance abuse. Its broad overview of a range of substance abuse subtopics also makes this book valuable to the lay public. A variety of writing approaches, ranging from narrative presentations of facts to interview descriptions, are used in the 69 chapters, most of which are held to fewer than 10 pages. At the same time, each chapter is easily read. Perhaps most useful to the reader interested in greater depth will be the final chapters, which provide names, addresses, and functions of a diverse array of helping organizations and governmental agencies. The very things that make this book useful to the lay public and the beginning student are the characteristics that limit its value for more advanced readers. Though accurate and current, depth of information is missing and referencing is limited. This resource belongs in libraries that serve a lower-division undergraduate or community college clientele as well as the general public. T. D. DeLapp University of Alaska, Anchorage


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Part I Drug Use and Abuse
Chapter 1 Let's Talk Facts about Substance Abusep. 3
Chapter 2 Nationwide Trends in Drug Abusep. 23
Chapter 3 Prescription Drug Abuse Trendsp. 29
Chapter 4 Drug Use among American Teensp. 33
Chapter 5 Trends in Workplace Substance Abusep. 39
Chapter 6 Pregnancy and Drug Use Trendsp. 43
Chapter 7 The Controlled Substances Actp. 45
Chapter 8 Drugs and Crime Factsp. 59
Chapter 9 Emerging Drug Problemsp. 69
Chapter 10 Does Marijuana Have a Place in Medicine?p. 79
Part II The Nature of Addiction
Chapter 11 Addiction Is a Brain Diseasep. 91
Chapter 12 The Addicted Brain: An Era of Scientific Breakthroughsp. 99
Chapter 13 Why do People Get Hooked?p. 103
Chapter 14 Studies Link Stress and Drug Addictionp. 113
Chapter 15 Pain Medications and Addictionp. 119
Part III Drugs of Abuse
Chapter 16 Types of Drugs: An Overviewp. 125
Chapter 17 Amphetaminesp. 151
Chapter 18 Cocainep. 155
Chapter 19 GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)p. 165
Chapter 20 Heroinp. 167
Chapter 21 Inhalantsp. 175
Chapter 22 Ketaminep. 179
Chapter 23 LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)p. 181
Chapter 24 Marijuanap. 185
Chapter 25 MDMA (Ecstasy)p. 193
Chapter 26 Methcathinone (Cat)p. 197
Chapter 27 Methamphetaminep. 201
Chapter 28 Methylphenidate (Ritalin)p. 211
Chapter 29 PCP (Phencyclidine)p. 213
Chapter 30 Rohypnolp. 217
Chapter 31 Steroidsp. 219
Part IV Drug-Related Health Risks: Recent Research
Chapter 32 Drug Use and HIV Transmissionp. 225
Chapter 33 Cocaine before Birthp. 231
Chapter 34 Cocaine Abuse May Lead to Strokes and Mental Deficitsp. 239
Chapter 35 Cocaine and Long-Lasting Impaired Functionp. 245
Chapter 36 "Ecstasy" and Long-Term Brain Injuryp. 247
Chapter 37 Effects of Marijuana on the Lung and It's Immune Defensesp. 249
Chapter 38 Depression and Substance Use Can Be a Lethal Combination for Teensp. 265
Chapter 39 Substance Abuse and Violent Deathp. 269
Part V Drug Abuse Treatment Issues
Chapter 40 Detoxificationp. 275
Chapter 41 Legal and Ethical Issues for Detoxification Programsp. 289
Chapter 42 Treatment Methods and Medicationsp. 305
Chapter 43 Effective Medical Treatment for Opiate Addictionp. 311
Chapter 44 Higher Doses of Methadone Found to Be Safe and Effectivep. 327
Chapter 45 Buprenorphine Updatep. 329
Chapter 46 Blood-Borne Medications Could Intercept Drugs before They Reach the Brainp. 333
Chapter 47 Antistress Medications May Help Drug Abuse Patients Avoid Relapsep. 339
Chapter 48 Serotonin Agonist Reduces Craving in Cocaine Addictsp. 341
Chapter 49 Methylphenidate Reduces Drug Cravings in Cocaine Users with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderp. 345
Chapter 50 The Changing Face of Addictions Treatmentp. 349
Chapter 51 Clinician Adds Cultural Element to Relapse Prevention Modelp. 353
Chapter 52 Treatment Methods for Womenp. 357
Chapter 53 Treatment Is Effective but Benefits May Be Overstatedp. 361
Part VI Drug Abuse Prevention Issues
Chapter 54 Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Preventionp. 373
Chapter 55 Preventing Inhalant Abusep. 391
Chapter 56 How to Establish a Workplace Substance Abuse Programp. 395
Chapter 57 Prevalence of Drug Testing in the Workplacep. 401
Chapter 58 A Review of the Evaluation of 47 Drug Abuse Prevention Curricula Available Nationallyp. 415
Chapter 59 Lessons from Prevention Researchp. 433
Chapter 60 Ethnic Identification and Cultural Ties May Help Prevent Drug Usep. 437
Chapter 61 Prevention Strategies for Specific Populationsp. 441
Part VII Additional Help and Information
Chapter 62 Glossary of Substance Abuse Termsp. 457
Chapter 63 Dictionary of Street Termsp. 465
Chapter 64 Resource Guide for Parentsp. 515
Chapter 65 Mutual Self-Help Groupsp. 539
Chapter 66 Federal Agenciesp. 543
Chapter 67 Federal Drug Data Sourcesp. 553
Chapter 68 Drug Enforcement Administration Division Officesp. 563
Chapter 69 State Resourcesp. 567
Indexp. 585

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