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NCJ Number: 128599 Find in a Library
Title: Addiction Potential of Abused Drugs and Drug Classes
Editor(s): B Stimmel; C K Erickson; M A Javors; W W Morgan
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 210
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86656-975-8
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In recent years, the investigation of addiction to toxic chemicals has been undertaken by a broad range of scientists in the fields of pharmacology, neurochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology. Promising insights are leading to more effective treatment programs as well as early identification and even prevention of this illness.
Abstract: Written from the perspective that drug addiction is first and foremost a neurochemical disorder induced by the introduction of toxic substances into the body, this book explores the addiction potential of various classes of abused drugs. Drug classes that are covered include central stimulants, opioids, alcohol, barbiturates and other sedative-hypnotics, nicotine, benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine anxiolytics, inhalants and anesthetics, and PCP and hallucinogens. A selective guide to current reference sources on these topics is also provided. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Drug analysis; Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Barbiturates; Hallucinogens; Intoxicant inhalation; Opioids
Note: Also Published as Advances in Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Volume 9, Numbers 1/2 1990.
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