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Brick, John, ed. (2004) Handbook of the medical consequences of alcohol and drug abuse. New York: Haworth Press .

The Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse is a cutting-edge evaluation of the medical effects of the most abused drugs in America today. The contributors to this peer-reviewed book include leading experts in medical physiology, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology. The book describes the most current research on the acute and chronic effects of alcohol, stimulants, inhalants, marijuana, and opiates on human organ systems and behavior. It will also help you explore and understand the prenatal effects of these drugs as well as tobacco and nicotine.

With the Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, you'll be well informed about the cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and hepatic effects of commonly abused drugs. The book also provides in-depth explanations of the mechanisms by which these psychoactive drugs exert their biobehavioral effects as well as current thinking about—and definitions of—abuse, dependence, and alcohol/drug use.


Item Type:Book
Date:2004
Call No:AM
Pages:xviii,
Publisher:Haworth Press
Place of Publication:New York
ISBN:0-7890-18632
Keywords:AOD effects and consequences, addiction, addiction medicine (field)
Notes:Includes index and bibliograpic records
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Accession Number:HRB 3145 (Available)
Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Pharmacology and toxicology
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use > Biological substance use disorder theory
G Health and disease > State of health
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Inhalants and solvents
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Developmental disorder
B Substances > CNS stimulants
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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