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Drug Abuse Sourcebook - (Health Reference Series) (Hardcover)

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This accessible reference for general readers and students supplies facts and statistics on the abuse of illegal, prescription, and over-the-counter substances. A special effort has been made to engage teen readers, with statistics on teen use and abuse, an overview of the medical marijuana debate, and information on e-cigarettes. Entries are excerpted from government publications of many agencies. The book begins with sections on facts and statistics and the impact of drug abuse on specific populations. The next section provides entries on specific substances, with info on street names, chemistry and pharmacology, appearance, effects on mind and body, and dependence and withdrawal. These entries also cover medical and illicit uses, illicit manufacture and distribution, overdose effects, and legal status. Later sections deal with the causes and consequences of abuse and addiction, treatment and recovery, and testing and prevention. The final section offers glossaries of terms and street names, a directory of state substance abuse agencies, and a directory of organizations. This fifth edition contains current info on new and emerging drugs of abuse, such as synthetic drugs. There is also new information on the latest treatments, including the future potential of vaccines for drug abuse. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 707
Genre: Self Improvement
Sub-Genre: Substance Abuse + Addictions / Drug Dependence
Series Title: Health Reference Series
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Omnigraphics Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2016
TCIN: 51158333
UPC: 9780780815162
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-6850
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