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Wills, Simon (2005) Drugs of abuse. London: Pharmaceutical Press .

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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.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Call No
xii, 3
Pharmaceutical Press
Place of Publication
2nd ed.
Accession Number
HRB 3071 (Available)
A Substance use and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Caffeine
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
B Substances > Hallucinogens > LSD
B Substances > Hallucinogens > Mushrooms (psilocybin)
B Substances > Inhalants and solvents
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Amphetamines
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Methamphetamine
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA > Ecstasy
B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Steroids / performance image enhancing
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Over the counter drug (medicine / medication)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pregnancy
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Recreational drug use
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws
N Communication, information and education > Digital technology
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use historical evolution
T Demographic characteristics > Person who injects drugs (Intravenous / injecting)
VA Geographic area > International
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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