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The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

1st Edition - November 15, 2013

Editors: Bertha Madras, Michael Kuhar

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 1 8 6 7 9 - 8
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 1 8 6 8 5 - 9

Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug… Read more

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Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers.