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Dangerous drugs : an easy-to-use reference for parents and professionals

Author: Carol L Falkowski
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2003.
Series: Hazelden guidebook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This up-to-date, easy-to-use, and comprehensive guide covers all illegal drugs of abuse--including the latest substances to hit the nation's communities--with descriptions of the drugs' use, location, their medical and behavioral consequences, and more."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol L Falkowski
ISBN: 1568389817 9781568389813
OCLC Number: 51266033
Description: xvi, 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Contents: List of figures --
Preface --
Acknowledgments 00 Introduction --
ch. 1. Overview of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States --
Primary user groups --
Consequences of substance use, abuse, and addiction --
Recent trends in drug abuse --
Future solutions --
ch. 2. Why drugs? The attraction and harm of alcohol and drug abuse --
The attraction of substance abuse --
The economic lure of the illegal drug business --
ch. 3. Signs and symptoms of a drug or alcohol problem --
ch. 4. What is addiction --
ch. 5. What to do about a drug or alcohol problem --
When to call 911 --
How to help someone with a drug or alcohol problem --
ch. 6. Important considerations about illicit drug use --
Route of administration --
No standard dosage unit --
No standard purity level --
Drugs used in combination --
ch. 7. Alcohol --
Types of alcohol --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 8. Cocaine --
Types of cocaine --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 9. Hallucinogens --
Types of hallucinogens --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 10. Heroin/opiates/narcotics --
Types of heroin/opium/nacrotics --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 11. Inhalants/solvents --
Types of inhalants/solvents --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 12. Marijuana --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 13. Methamphetamine/Stimulants --
Types of stimulants --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 14. Sedatives/ hypnotics --
Types of sedatives/hypnotics --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 15. Tobacco --
Effects and consequences of use --
Primary user groups --
Recent developments --
ch. 16. Other substances of abuse --
Caffeine --
Dietary/nutritional supplements --
Ephedrine-based supplements --
Dextromethorphan (DXM, DM, Robo) --
Steroids --
Notes --
Index --
About the author.
Series Title: Hazelden guidebook.
Responsibility: Carol L. Falkowski.
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