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Platt, Jerome (1997) Cocaine addiction : theory, research, and treatment. Harvard University Press , Cambridge. ISBN 0-674-13632-2

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It inspired written testimonials from William McKinley, Thomas Edison, and Sarah Bernhardt; merited a medal from Pope Leo XIII; produced "exhilaration and lasting euphoria" in Sigmund Freud. Once the stimulant of choice of the enlightened and the elite, cocaine has become, a century later, a plague, ravaging the lives of millions. This book is the first to draw together all the facts about this pervasive drug--from its natural occurrence in a tea-like native South American plant to its devastating appearance as crack in the inner cities of the United States.

Drawing on the latest work in medicine, psychiatry, neuroscience, pharmacology, epidemiology, social work, and sociology, the volume is a highly accessible reference on the history and use of cocaine, its physical and psychological effects, and the etiology and epidemiology of cocaine addiction. It also provides a critical evaluation of the pharmaceutical agents and psychosocial interventions that have been used to treat this addiction. Author Jerome J. Platt answers such basic questions as: What is cocaine? What forms does it come in? How is it administered? What does it do? What are the medical complications of cocaine addiction? What are the treatments, and how successful are they?


Item Type:Book
Date:1997
Call No:BK, AA2
Pages:xiv, 458 p.
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Place of Publication:Cambridge
ISBN:0-674-13632-2
Keywords:cocaine, cocaine in any form, crack cocaine, addiction, AODD treatment, AODD treatment
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 93 (Available)
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Cognition
B AOD Substances > Cocaine
HJ Treatment method > AOD disorder treatment method
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > AOD history
VA Geographic area > United States
HJ Treatment method > AOD disorder treatment method > AOD disorder relapse prevention method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
HJ Treatment method > AOD disorder treatment method > AOD disorder drug therapy
HJ Treatment method > Behaviour therapy
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > AOD effects and consequences

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