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Editors: Spencer M. Cole
Book Description:
The word “substance” can refer to a drug of abuse, a medication or a toxin. “Polysubstance” Abuse/Dependence means that a person abuses or depends upon more than one substance, with one usually being that person’s favorite or “drug of choice”. It is important to note that we are not only referring to illegal drugs; over the counter or prescription drugs are often abused as well. The more commonly abused drugs today are cocaine, marijuana, inhalants and heroin. Substance exposure that can cause substance related disorders include heavy metals (e.g., lead, rat poison containing strychnine, certain pesticides, nerve gas, antifreeze, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide). The medications, both prescriptive and over the counter, that may cause substance related disorders include anesthetics, analgesics, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, blood pressure and heart medication and muscle relaxants. This new and important book presents state-of-the-art research in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Definitions of Street Drugs; pp. 1-12
(Steve Sussman, University of Southern California, USA and Rose M.E. Huver, Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Chapter 2. Dependence on and Treatment for Street Drugs among Manhattan Arrestees; pp.13-29
(Bruce D. Johnson and Andrew Golub, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.)

Chapter 3. Assessing Cognitive Performance in Chronic Street Drugs; pp. 31-54
(Natalie A. Ceballos et al., University of Minnesota Medical School, USA)

Chapter 4. Street Drugs: Obtaining Reliable Self and Surrogate; Reports about the use and Sale of Crack, Powder Cocaine and Heroin; pp. 55-79
(W. Rees Davis et al., National Development and Research Institutes, USA)

Chapter 5. Amphetamine Derivatives; pp. 81-106
(John R. Richards, University of California, USA)

Chapter 6. Neuronal Damage Following Drug Use Monitored by Imaging Activated Microglia; pp. 107-121
(Ben Avi Weissman, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Israel)

Chapter 7. Psychoactive Drugs for Sale Online: Consciousness, Psychedelics and Cybereconomics; pp. 123-143
(Kim A. Dawson, Dawson Psychological Services, Canada)

Chapter 8. Intentional Abuse of Plants; pp. 145-166
(M.F. Ramón et al., Spanish Poison Control Center, Spain)

Chapter 9. Natural Sources of Drugs of Abuse: Magic Mushrooms; pp. 167-186
(Salomé Ballesteros et al., Spanish Poison Control Center, Spain)

Chapter 10. Cocaine Abuse and Today's Practice of Dentistry; pp. 187-223
(Mohamed A. Bassiouny, Temple University School of Dentistry, USA)

Chapter 11. Binge Drinking in Adolescents: Risk and Protective Factors; pp. 225-243
(Lorena Siquiera)

Chapter 12. Distinguishing Blunts Users from Joints Users: A Comparison of Marijuana Use Subcultures; pp. 245-273
(Geoffrey L. Ream et al.)

Index

   Binding: Flexback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 159454-961-3
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
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