London ; Philadelphia : J. Kingsley, 2006.
335 pages : illustrations
Formatted Contents Note
A brief history of drug use and a snapshot of the current drugs situation in Britain Cannabis (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Stimulants Hallucinogens Opiates Volatile substance abuse : 'sniffing' Tranquillisers and sleeping pills (anxyiolytics and hypnotics) Anabolic steroids Over-the-counter medicines and prescription-only medicines 'Date rape' drugs Signs and symptoms of substance misuse : things you need to look out for Physical evidence of possible drug or substance use Managing drug-related incidents Common reasons for drug and substance misuse, and details of available treatment The language of drug and substance abuse The legislation debate.
Revised editions of: Understanding drugs, published in 1996. Includes index.