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Drug Abuse in the Modern World : a Perspective for the Eighties.

Author: Gabriel G Nahas; Henry Clay Frick
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Drug Abuse in the Modern World: A Perspective for the Eighties is a compilation of research papers presented at an international symposium, held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. The focus of the conference is the assessment of the effects of addictive drugs on an individual, both in mind and body, and the repercussions of its widespread use on society, specifically during the decade  Read more...
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Nahas, Gabriel G.
Drug Abuse in the Modern World : A Perspective for the Eighties.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel G Nahas; Henry Clay Frick
ISBN: 9781483140940 1483140946
OCLC Number: 956739824
Notes: CHAPTER 15. PHYSICIANS' USE OF MOOD-ALTERING DRUGS*A 20-YEAR FOLLOW UP REPORT.
Description: 1 online resource (402 pages)
Contents: Front Cover --
Drag Abuse in the Modern World: A Perspective for the Eighties --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
List of Participants and Authors --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Part 1: Drug Abuse: Pharmacological and Medical Aspects --
CHAPTER 1. DRUG ADDICTION: RELATION TO THE BRAIN MECHANISM FOR REWARD AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SURVIVAL --
References --
CHAPTER 2. A PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS OF ABUSE --
INTRODUCTION --
DRUGS OF ABUSE AND THE UNITED NATIONS --
ADDICTIVE DRUGS AND ""NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TQXl CITY. THE PRIMARY PLEASURABLE REWARD OF ADD!CTIVE DRUGS --
ADDICTIVE DRUGS AS REINFORCERS: A COMPULSIVE PATTERN OF USE --
TOLERANCE TO ADDICTIVE DRUGS --
WITHDRAWAL OR ABSTINENCE SYNDROME --
ADDICTIVE DRUGS AND INCIDENCE OF MENTAL OR PHYSICAL ILLNESS --
CONCLUSION --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 3. DRUG ABUSE AND PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: EXAMINATIONS OF SOME SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS --
INTRODUCTION --
STUDY I --
STUDY II --
STUDY III --
STUDY IV --
1978 COMPARISONS --
DISCUSSION --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 4. EFFECT ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS OF MIND-ALTERING DRUGS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CANNABIS --
SUMMARY. INTRODUCTION --
EPIDEMIOLOGY --
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS --
CLINICAL EXAMPLES --
COMMENT --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 5. MARIHUANA --
INDUCED PSYCHOSES --
CASE REPORT 1 --
CASE REPORT 2 --
CASE REPORT 3 --
CASE REPORT 4 --
CASE REPORT 5 --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 6. MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS: THE ANXIOLYTICS --
ABSTRACT --
INTRODUCTION --
THE USE OF ANXIOLYTICS --
THE ABUSE OF ANXIOLYTICS --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 7. THE PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF THE ADDICTIVE DISORDERS --
A. Opiate Addiction --
B. Alcoholism --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
CHAPTER 8. DRUGS OF ABUSE AND REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION. Effects of Marijuana on the Reproductive System --
The Effects of Narcotics on the Reproductive System --
The Effects of Alcohol on the Reproductive System --
Conclusions --
References --
Part 2: Drugs and Drug Users --
CHAPTER 9. DRUGS AND THE NATION'S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS --
Introduction --
Research Design and Procedures --
Accuracy of the Sample --
Sex Differences --
Differences Related to Population Density --
Trends in Daily Prevalence --
Current Perceptions of Parental Attitudes --
Implications for Validity of Self-Reported Usage Questions. CHAPTER 10. DRUGS IN THE SCHOOL: THE SHAPE OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG AMERICAN YOUTH IN THE SEVENTIES --
METHOD AND RESULTS --
DISCUSSION --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 11. DRUGS AND THE FAMILY --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 12. DRUG USE BY ATHLETES --
ABSTRACT --
INTRODUCTION --
DRUGS USED BY ATHLETES --
DRUG TESTING PROGRAMS --
CONCLUSIONS --
REFERENCES --
CHAPTER 13. DRUGS IN THE WORKPLACE: RETROSPECTIVE AND PROSPECTIVE --
COST EFFECTIVENESS STUDIES --
IMPACT OF NOT HAVING SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM --
CHAPTER 14. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL IN THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS -SOME CONSIDERATIONS.

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Drug Abuse in the Modern World: A Perspective for the Eighties is a compilation of research papers presented at an international symposium, held at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. The focus of the conference is the assessment of the effects of addictive drugs on an individual, both in mind and body, and the repercussions of its widespread use on society, specifically during the decade of the 80's. The book is composed of 49 chapters, which were divided into five parts. The first part presents the pharmacological properties of addictive drugs; its effect on br.

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