Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory: An Overview for Healthcare and Safety Professionals, 1st Edition

  • Amitava Dasgupta
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  • ISBN-10: 012809334X
  • ISBN-13: 9780128093344
  • DDC: 616.86
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 236 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Alcohol a Double-Edged Sword: Health Benefits with Moderate Consumption But a Health Hazard with Excess Alcohol Intake.
2: Drugs of Abuse: An Overview.
3: Designer Drugs Including Bath Salts and Spices.
4: Combined Alcohol and Drug Abuse: A Potentially Deadly Mix.
5: Link Between Environmental Factors, Personality Factors, and Addiction.
6: Genetic Polymorphisms of Alcohol Metabolizing Enzymes Associated with Protection from or Increased Risk of Alcohol Abuse.
7: Pharmacogenomics of Abused Drugs.
8: Association Between Polymorphisms in Genes Encoding Various Receptors, Transporters, and Enzymes and Alcohol/Drug Addiction.
9: Methods of Alcohol Measurement.
10: Laboratory Methods for Measuring Drugs of Abuse in Urine.
11: Analysis of Drugs of Abuse in Serum, Hair, Oral Fluid, Sweat, and Meconium.