1st Edition

Pharmacology, Addiction, and Therapy

ISBN 9780866566155
Published May 8, 1987 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $22.95

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Book Description

Here is a timely volume that reviews the current state of knowledge of cocaine use. Some of the country’s leading authorities on cocaine use and abuse examine the pharmacology and neurochemistry of central stimulant abuse with a focus on the specific effects of cocaine. They also address recent experiences concerning the epidemiology of cocaine use from several different databases. This highly useful and informative book also explains the effectiveness of the existing diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Table of Contents

Contents Cocaine: A New Epidemic

  • Central Stimulant Abuse: Neurochemistry and Pharmacotherapy
  • Cocaine Abuse and Dependence: The Scope of the Problem
  • Recent Trends in Cocaine Abuse: A View From the National Hotline, “800–COCAINE”
  • Trends in Prevalence and Consequences of Cocaine Use
  • Cocaine Use Among Young Adults
  • Cocaine Use in Persons on Methadone Maintenance
  • The Costly Bonus: Cocaine Related Crime Among Methadone Treatment Clients
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Cocaine: Intoxication and Withdrawal
  • Structured Outpatient Treatment of Cocaine Abuse
  • Social Network Therapy for Cocaine Dependence
  • Cocaine: Pharmacology, Addiction, and Therapy

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