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Pharmacology and Abuse of Cocaine, Amphetamines, Ecstasy and Related Designer Drugs

A comprehensive review on their mode of action, treatment of abuse and intoxication

Authors: Freye, Enno

  • Comprehensive layout
  • Can be used as a text book
  • An ideal quick reference guide in emergencies
  • Covers everything from symptoms to diagnostics
  • Enables physicians to identify the drug diverter
  • Includes a history of drug abuse
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About this book

Finally - a book that covers all aspects of the illicit use of cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and/or designer drugs such as GHB, written by two experts in their field. The use of these drugs remains a continuous threat in health and medical care delivery, and this book will be an essential asset to the physician who may have to face the evaluation of patients whose use of these drugs compromises an effective treatment plan for other health issues.

The book has been conceived to fill the void in existing physician reference materials, and provides a comprehensive review of the theoretical knowledge and scope of pharmacotherapy in individuals who are hooked on a psychoactive substance.

While detailed scientific information is obtainable in other major articles, the book's straightforward format and style, along with its illustrations, will make for easy reading as emphasis is put on information specifically related to drugs that occur most abused in today’s society. The information provided is based on clinical practice rather than pure experimental data, which will give the physician more effective tools useful in their daily practice. Many mechanisms of action of abuse are described in detail and references are provided to direct the reader to further sources for additional information.

As a special feature, the book incorporates uncluttered tables and charts, which result in immediate clarification of the mode of action on the central nervous system and the reason for misuse, thus avoiding usual long and fatiguing text in common reference books. The book aims to give the reader a clear and concise plan on what to do when being faced with an overdose situation.

A well-organized Table of Contents rapidly leads the reader from general pharmacological issues to the specific overdose syndrome and its management. Additionally, significant emphasis is placed on the practical do's and don’ts for physicians, with special reference to the predictive signs of aberrant drug-related behavior and the identification of the drug diverter by using urine drug screening.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Freye (Heinrich-Heine-Univ., Düsseldorf, Germany) and Levy (Univ. of the Pacific) have accomplished their goal of presenting a comprehensive review of the pharmacology and abuse of several addictive drugs. … This very readable treatise is replete with figures, diagrams, and pictures that enhance the subject. It will be a useful addition to both general and specialized libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general audience.” (G. A. Blevins, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Freye, Enno, MD, PhD

    Pages 1-3

  • Production of the Coca Leaf

    Freye, Enno, MD, PhD

    Pages 9-12

  • Cocaine: History of Use

    Freye, Enno, MD, PhD

    Pages 13-18

  • Popularity of Cocaine as a Drug for Medical Treatment

    Freye, Enno, MD, PhD

    Pages 19-25

  • The Different Types of Alkaloids in Coca

    Freye, Enno, MD, PhD

    Pages 27-27

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2448-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2447-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9075-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmacology and Abuse of Cocaine, Amphetamines, Ecstasy and Related Designer Drugs
Book Subtitle
A comprehensive review on their mode of action, treatment of abuse and intoxication
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2448-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2448-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2447-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9075-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 300
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