Introduction: Defining Drugs of Abuse; R.E. Tarter. Alcohol: Pharmacology of Alcohol; W.A. Hunt. Behavioral Pharmacology of Alcohol; H.H. Samson, F.J. Files. Psychological and Psychiatric Consequences of Alcohol; C.S. Martin, M.E. Bates. Caffeine: Pharmacology of Caffeine; J.W. Daly. Behavioral Pharmacology of Caffeine; S.M. Evans. Psychological and Psychiatric Consequences of Caffeine; M.E. Carroll. Cannabis: Pharmacology of Cannabis; A.C. Howlett. Cocaine: Pharmacology of Cocaine; S.J. Gatley. Hallucinogens: Pharmacology of Hallucinogens; R.A. Glennon. Inhalants: Pharmacology of Inhalants; E.B. Evans. Nicotine: Pharmacology of Nicotine; N.L. Benowitz. Opiates: Pharmacology of Opiates; L. Borg, M.J. Kreek. Sedatives, Hypnotics, and Anxiolytics: Pharmacology of Sedatives, Hypnotics and Anxiolytics; J.W. Sloan, E.W. Wala. Amphetamines: Pharmacology of Amphetamines; T.E. Wilens, T.J. Spencer. Other Substances of Abuse: Anabolic Steroids; M.G. DiPasquale. Ecstasy; U.D. McCann, et al. Phencyclidine; A.J. Giannini. 18 Additional Chapters. Index.
A review of the literature pertaining to the neurobehavioral pharmacology of abusable drugs, this is the only book to survey each of the eleven classes of addictive drugs from the perspectives of neurological, behavioral, and clinical pharmacology.
Designed to serve as a companion text to the DSM-IV manual, the Handbook provides comprehensive information about each drug and drug class having abuse potential with respect to their pharmaceutical mechanisms and actions.
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