Drugs and Drug Abuse, 3rd edition

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Drugs and Drug Abuse, 3rd edition

A Reference Text

Bruna Brands, Beth Sproule and Joan Marshman


Format: Paperback


Drugs & Drug Abuse has become the standard reference text for anyone needing concise and clear scientific information on psychoactive drugs.

This essential text is organized into four main sections:

  • understanding drugs, drug effects and drug use
  • major drug classes: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens and psychiatric medications
  • key drugs: detailed descriptions of 35 well known drugs, including synopsis, source, combinations, medical uses, dosage, short- and long-term effects and abuse potential
  • other drugs in brief: descriptions of 40 less well-known drugs.

It also includes comprehensive reference sections, including glossaries. The drugs discussed range from psychiatric medications to well-known street drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and heroin, and less common drugs such as ketamine, khat and peyote.

About the editors

Bruna Brands, PhD, received her doctorate in pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario. She is a Senior Science Advisor at Health Canada, an Affiliate Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Brands has extensive experience in managing clinical trials and in preparing research evidence for publication for academic, clinical and general readers.

Beth Sproule, PharmD, is an advanced practice pharmacist / clinician scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and assistant professor in Pharmacy and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA and her BScPhm degree from the University of Toronto.  Her research  focuses on mental health medications, pharmacy practice and prescription drug abuse. 

Joan Marshman, BSc.Phm, MSc, PhD, is Professor Emerita in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto where she continues to teach a Health Systems course. Her current research interests are in the evaluation of medication-related health services. Dr. Marshman was a scientist for the Addiction Research Foundation and was a President and CEO of that agency prior to its merger into the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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This product is available in English only.
Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.

Pages: 658 • Published: 1998 • ISBN: 9780888682529 (print) • Product Code: P5530


Ce produit est offert en anglais seulement.
This product is available in English only.

Pages : 658 • Publié : 1998 • ISBN : 9780888682529 (version imprimée) • Code de produit : P5530