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Furnishes an overview of the 178 drugs that are currently illegal in the United States, including information on their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses, recreational abuses, and associated health problems.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Paul M. Gahlinger
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2004
File: 456 Pages
ISBN-13: 0452285054

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Genre: Drug abuse
Author: Darryl Inaba
Publisher:
Release: 1997
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015039880383

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Over 400 colleges and universities have adopted this up-to-date user-friendly textbook addressing psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors. Wide-ranging research and extensive citations make this an excellent reference source. A companion Study Guide containing chapter outline, guided review, practice tests, a drug identification table, and an extended glossary is available to download with each copy. Key ideas and concepts are highlighted throughout the book. This technique along with the Study Guide aids readers in processing the materials. Instructor support materials are also available. The content relies on the most current data and studies as well as practical information and interviews drawn from treatment professionals and their clients. The material gives perceptive insights into the complex fields of drug abuse, compulsive behaviors, addiction, treatment, recovery, and prevention. QR (quick response) codes access short videos for each chapter, and hundreds of illustrations, photos, and graphics make this clearly, concisely, and simply written textbook valuable to instructors, students, and professionals alike.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Darryl Inaba
Publisher: Cns Productions
Release: 2011
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0926544306

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This book is for you -- the "normy"-- so you can better deal with your family member's or your friend's addiction. Our goal in this book is to introduce you to the illness of addiction, and to guide you to make better choices. We want to condense our experiences and knowledge into a book that you can quickly and readily use -- so that you can improve your knowledge and outcomes.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Randall and Alice R.
Publisher: Author House
Release: 2013-11
File: 90 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781491824344

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Comprehensive and up to date, Dental Hygiene, 3rd Edition offers complete coverage of today’s dental hygiene skills and theories -- all based on the Human Needs Model for better hygienist/patient communication. With a strong focus on clinical application, each section closely follows the critical thinking and clinical assessment approach that a hygienist must use in the classroom, clinic, and practice. Clinical competencies at the beginning of each chapter provide a clear, quick overview of exactly what you need to know, and procedure boxes with detailed steps and rationales ensure that you understand the reasoning behind each step in the competencies. In addition, new chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection keep you up to date with today’s major areas of research. Each section takes you from conceptual foundations of dental hygiene through patient assessment, treatment, and evaluation. Scenario boxes challenge you to integrate complex information as you assess, diagnose, plan care, and evaluate the outcome of care. Client Education Issues and Legal, Ethical and Safety Issues boxes inform you of the latest information in these important areas. Critical Thinking exercises provide opportunities for independent thought and problem solving. Tables and boxes build upon and simplify information from the text, making study and review quick and easy. Evolve website contains free online resources, including weblinks, self-assessment quizzes, and professional development worksheets for student review. A reorganized section for Individuals with Special Needs includes chapters on Cleft Palate, Physical Abuse, Blood Diseases, and Mental Illness, all reflecting evidence-based research now available in these areas. New chapters on caries risk assessment and the oral-systemic health connection -- hot topics in today’s dental sciences. New anesthesia guidelines keep you up to date with what's new in pain and anxiety control. Essential resources and websites are now included at the end of each chapter for easy reference. New illustrations provide a fresh, reader-friendly design. Self-assessment quizzes are available online, all case-based to follow the NBDH format. Free online access to the Legal and Ethical Decision Making chapter, including an 'asset center' to assist you with clinical skills.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Michele Leonardi Darby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release: 2009-03-24
File: 1296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781437704457

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Genre: Health education
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publisher:
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105223079919

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A look at the harmful effects of smoking.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Margaret Oldroyd Hyde
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Release: 2006-01-01
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761328351

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This comparative history examines the divergent paths taken by Britain and France in managing opiate abuse during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Though the governments of both nations viewed rising levels of opiate use as a problem, Britain and France took opposite courses of action in addressing the issue. The British sanctioned maintenance treatment for addiction, while the French authorities did not hesitate to take legal action against addicts and the doctors who prescribed drugs to them. Drawing on primary documents, Howard Padwa examines the factors that led to these disparate approaches. He finds that national policies were influenced by shifts in the composition of drug-using populations of the two countries and a marked divergence in British and French conceptions of citizenship. Beyond shared concerns about public health and morality, Britain and France had different understandings of the threat that opiate abuse posed to their respective communities. Padwa traces the evolution of thinking on the matter in both countries, explaining why Britain took a less adversarial approach to domestic opiate abuse despite the productivity-sapping powers of this social poison, and why the relatively libertine French chose to attack opiate abuse. In the process, Padwa reveals the confluence of changes in medical knowledge, culture, politics, and drug-user demographics throughout the period, a convergence of forces that at once highlighted the issue and transformed it from one of individual health into a societal concern. An insightful look at the development of drug discourses in the nineteenth century and drug policy in the twentieth century, Social Poison will appeal to scholars and students in public health and the history of medicine. -- David Courtwright, author of Dark Paradise and Forces of Habit

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Genre: Medical
Author: Howard Padwa
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 2012-02-03
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781421404202

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The abuse of heroin and other opiates is a serious and growing public health problem. According to the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 166,000 Americans use heroin. In addition, 4.4 million use opiate pain relievers (including Vicodin, Percodan, Percocet, and OxyContin) without a prescription. Abuse of legal pain relievers represents a growing category: in 2004, approximately 2.4 million Americans abused prescription pain relievers for the first time. In total, about 1.9% of Americans are abusing illegal or legal opiates. Furthermore, opiate dependence is increasing worldwide, and significantly exacerbating the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) has been the primary form of treatment for opiate dependence in the U.S. for over 40 years. It involves providing drug abusers with a less addictive opiate (methadone) in a clinical setting, and then gradually tapering the methadone dosage. While on methadone, patients receive counseling and other medical treatments (i.e. hepatitis screening) as needed. The ability to provide all of these treatments in one location has made MMT the most effective treatment for opiate dependence to date. In the United States alone, there are more than 1,200 MMT programs, with an estimated staff of 20,000, serving more than 200,000 patients annually yet, to date, there has been no comprehensive, user-friendly professional reference book on these programs. This book fills the gap. It is written for a diverse audience, including clinicians, program administrators, substance abuse treatment researchers, and other health service professionals who want to learn about all aspects of MMT. Policy makers interested in establishing new programs, domestically and internationally, will find the information useful. The book offers insights into the effectiveness of methadone, and the characteristics of successful methadone treatment programs (budgets, services, staff, etc.), as well as regulation and accreditation issues. The information presented is based on a study of nearly 150 MMT programs in 15 states. About RTI International RTI International is dedicated to conducting research and development that improves the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. With a staff of more than 2,500, RTI offers innovative research and technical solutions to governments and businesses worldwide in the areas of heatlh and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, demographic governance, economic and social development, advanced technology, energy, and the environment. The second largest independent nonprofit research organization in the United States, RTI maintains nine offices in the U.S., five internationally, and one international subsidiary, as well as project offices around the world.This book fills the gap. It is written for a diverse audience, including clinicians, program administrators, substance abuse treatment researchers, and other health service professionals who want to learn about all aspects of MMT. Policy makers interested in establishing new programs, domestically and internationally, will find the information useful. The book offers insights into the effectiveness of methadone, and the characteristics of successful methadone treatment programs (budgets, services, staff, etc.), as well as regulation and accreditation issues. The information presented is based on a study of nearly 150 MMT programs in 15 states.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Wendee M. Wechsberg, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release: 2007-05-07
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 0826101313

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‘We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ...”’

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release: 2014-10-16
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780007596713

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