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Gordon, Adam J (2010) Physical illness and drugs of abuse. A review of the evidence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Although it is well known that persons with addictions to illicit substances often develop a variety of mental health and physical health conditions, the epidemiological associations between physical illness and addiction to illicit substances are poorly understood. This book comprehensively surveys recent literature to critically review the relationships between physical illness and drugs of abuse, describing the association between each of the principal classes of illicit drugs (cocaine, marijuana, opioids, and common hallucinogens and stimulants) and the major categories of physical illness. Clear summary tables accompany detailed discussions, providing the reader with a quick reference guide. Physical Illness and Drugs of Abuse will be essential reading for all health professionals, students, practising clinicians and policy makers with interests in mental health, public health and epidemiology.

Item Type:Book
Call No:GA2.2, AM
Pages:377 p.
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication:Cambridge
Accession Number:HRB 4969 (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > CNS stimulants
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
B Substances > Hallucinogens
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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