eBook The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124186858
  • ISBN-13: 9780124186859
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 624 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of Contributors.
1: Drug Use and Its Consequences.
2: Genetics of Substance Use, Abuse, Cessation, and Addiction: Novel Data Implicate Copy Number Variants.
3: Epidemiology of Drug Abuse: Building Blocks for Etiologic Research.
4: Detection of Populations At-Risk or Addicted: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Clinical Settings.
5: Cocaine: Mechanism and Effects in the Human Brain.
6: Stress, Anxiety, and Cocaine Abuse.
7: The Neuropathology of Drug Abuse.
8: The Pathology of Methamphetamine Use in the Human Brain.
9: The Effects of Alcohol on the Human Nervous System.
10: The Nicotine Hypothesis.
11: Smoking Effects in the Human Nervous System.
12: Cognitive Effects of Nicotine.
13: Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids in the Human Nervous System.
14: Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and the Association with Psychosis.
15: Effects of MDMA on the Human Nervous System.
16: Sedative Hypnotics.
17: Hallucinogens.
18: Inhalants: Addiction and Toxic Effects in the Human.
19: Emerging Designer Drugs.