Dangerous Drugs An Easy-to-Use Reference for Parents and Professionals

ISBN-10: 1568389817
ISBN-13: 9781568389813
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Carol Falkowski
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Hazelden
Publication date: 2/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Carol Falkowski, director of Research Communications at Hazelden, has monitored emerging patterns & trends in drug abuse both in Minnesota & nationally since 1986. She is one of 20 researchers in the United States who participates in the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG), an ongoing early warning drug abuse surveillance network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Falkowski recently served on the Drug Abuse Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration & co-chaired the Research Committee of the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco. Before joining Hazelden, Falkowski worked as research coordinator for the Minnesota State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Agency for 15 years. She resides in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the United States
Primary User Groups
Consequences of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction
Recent Trends in Drug Abuse
Future Solutions
Why Drugs? The Attraction and Harm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The Attraction of Substance Abuse
The Economic Lure of the Illegal Drug Business
Signs and Symptoms of a Drug or Alcohol Problem
What Is Addiction?
What to Do about a Drug or Alcohol Problem
When to Call 911
How to Help Someone with a Drug or Alcohol Problem
Important Considerations about Illicit Drug Use
Route of Administration
No Standard Dosage Unit
No Standard Purity Level
Drugs Used in Combination
Alcohol
Types of Alcohol
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Cocaine
Types of Cocaine
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Hallucinogens
Types of Hallucinogens
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Heroin/Opiates/Narcotics
Types of Heroin/Opium/Narcotics
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Inhalants/Solvents
Types of Inhalants/Solvents
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Marijuana
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Methamphetamine/Stimulants
Types of Stimulants
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Sedatives/Hypnotics
Types of Sedatives/Hypnotics
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Tobacco
Effects and Consequences of Use
Primary User Groups
Recent Developments
Other Substances of Abuse
Caffeine
Dietary/Nutritional Supplements
Ephedrine-Based Supplements
Dextromethorphan (DXM, DM, Robo)
Steroids
Notes
Index
About the Author

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