The completely revised Pagliaros' Comprehensive Guide to Drugs and Substances of Abuse includes more than 100 monographs 11 of them new that deal with each of the major drugs and substances of abuse used in North America, from acetone to zopiclone. Each monograph lists generic synonyms, brand or trade names, chemical names, street names, and pharmacologic classification and provides a brief overview of the drug or substance of abuse, with attention given to its source, history, and patterns of use.
Key Features: Available dosage forms and common routes and methods of administration. Mechanisms of action and related pharmacology. Currently approved indications for medical use. Desired actions or reasons for personal use. Toxicity, including acute and chronic adverse effects. Potential for physical and psychological dependence. Related withdrawal syndromes, including signs and symptoms. Information concerning overdosage and its general management, including the availability of specific antidotes.