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Drugs and Drug Abuse, 3rd edition
Drugs and Drug Abuse, 3rd edition
A Reference Text
Edited by Bruna Brands, Beth Sproule and Joan Marshman
Price: $69.95 CAD each
Book | ISBN 978-0-88868-305-2 | 646 pages | Published: 1998 | English | Product Code: P5530

Drugs & Drug Abuse has become the standard reference text for anyone needing concise and clear scientific information on psychoactive drugs.

This essential text is organized into four main sections:

  • understanding drugs, drug effects and drug use
  • major drug classes: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens and psychiatric medications
  • key drugs: detailed descriptions of 35 well known drugs, including synopsis, source, combinations, medical uses, dosage, short- and long-term effects and abuse potential
  • other drugs in brief: descriptions of 40 less well-known drugs.

It also includes comprehensive reference sections, including glossaries. The drugs discussed range from psychiatric medications to well-known street drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and heroin, and less common drugs such as ketamine, khat and peyote.