Buprenorphine Therapy of Opiate Addiction

Author: Pascal Kintz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592592821
Format: PDF
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In Buprenorphine Therapy of Opiate Addiction, participating physicians and toxicologists summarize and evaluate their experiences with five years of intensive buprenorphine therapy. They cover all aspects of its use, including the pharmacology, conditions of delivery, risks from use with other psychoactive drugs, toxicology and related deaths, as well as its testing in blood, urine, tissue, and hair. Special attention is given to comparing the long-term care of opiate-dependent patients using high-dose buprenorphine vs methadone, and to explaining the differences in treatment, administration, and delivery. The authors also describe how buprenorphine is currently prescribed and monitored in France and Australia, and review all the latest advances in analytical techniques for the determination of buprenorphine and its metabolites in biological fluids and tissues.

The Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Author: Eric C. Strain
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883033
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"A clearly written book that deftly covers a wide array of issues. It belongs on the shelves of all clinicians who work with opioid dependent individuals." -- American Journal of Psychiatry

Benzodiazepines and GHB

Author: Salvatore J. Salamone
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592591094
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Prominent experts explain the pharmacology and metabolism of benzodiazepines (LDB) and g-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) and offer powerful and effective methodologies that will enable better detection of these drugs in various body fluids, as well as in hair. The techniques include highly sensitive immunoassay detection of LDBs, the detection of Rohypnol® and other LDBs by mass spectrometry, and the ultrasensitive detection of GHB. State-of-the-art and highly practical, Benzodiazepines and GHB: Detection and Pharmacology offers toxicologists, forensic scientists, and clinical chemists today's most effective methods for detecting these widely abused drugs that are sometimes found associated with criminal acts.

Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse

Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420054446
Format: PDF, Docs
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Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Addiction and the Medical Complications of Drug Abuse explores the physiological and psychological phenomenon of addiction including the nature of dependence, the dependence potential of drugs, and the importance of motivation. Contributions analyze the practice of substitute prescribing and detail the immediate and long term benefits of their use in maintenance or controlled withdrawal from opioids, stimulants, and benzodiazepines. It considers the use of methadone, buprenorphine, adrenergic agonists, and naltrexone for detoxification. Practitioners will benefit from the expert instruction on the management of common comorbidities, including diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment of psychological disorders. Additional information covers the physiological effects of each drug and the emergency management of several drug related disorders such as psychosis, seizures, stroke, hyperthermia, and cardiac crisis. With 29 tables and figures, expert data and extensive references, this is an indispensable book for anyone in the field of addiction or emergency medicine.

Medical Toxicology

Author: Richard C. Dart
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781728454
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of the classic Medical Toxicology is the definitive reference on the management of poisoned patients. More than 300 well-organized chapters written by eminent authorities guide clinicians through the diagnosis and treatment of every poisoning or drug overdose. Chapter outlines, headings, and a detailed index enable readers to quickly locate exactly the information they need. This edition includes new chapters on biological and chemical weapons and on diagnosis of patients with apparent symptoms of poisoning when the cause is unknown. The book includes comparative commentary on toxicology practice in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Compatibility: BlackBerry® OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile™ Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse Volume 3

Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128006773
Format: PDF
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Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, Volume 3: General Processes and Mechanisms, Prescription Medications, Caffeine and Areca, Polydrug Misuse, Emerging Addictions and Non-Drug Addictions is the third of three volumes in this informative series and offers a comprehensive examination of the adverse consequences of the most common drugs of abuse. Each volume serves to update the reader’s knowledge on the broader field of addiction as well as to deepen understanding of specific addictive substances. Volume 3 addresses prescription medications, caffeine, polydrug misuse, and non-drug addictions. Each section provides data on the general, molecular, cellular, structural, and functional neurological aspects of a given substance, with a focus on the adverse consequences of addictions. Research shows that the neuropathological features of one addiction are often applicable to those of others, and understanding these commonalties provides a platform for studying specific addictions in more depth and may ultimately lead researchers toward new modes of understanding, causation, prevention and treatment. However, marshalling data on the complex relationships between addictions is difficult due to the myriad of material and substances. Offers a modern approach to understanding the pathology of substances of abuse, offering an evidence-based ethos for understanding the neurology of addictions Fills an existing gap in the literature by serving as a “one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with the neuropathology of drugs of addiction and substance misuse Includes in each chapter: list of abbreviations, abstract, introduction, applications to other addictions and substance misuse, mini-dictionary of terms, summary points, 6+ figures and tables, full references Offers coverage of preclinical, clinical, and population studies, from the cell to whole organs, and from the genome to whole body

Handbook of Drug Interactions

Author: Ashraf Mozayani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592596541
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A concise compilation of the known interactions of the most commonly prescribed drugs, as well as their interaction with nonprescription compounds. The agents covered include CNS drugs, cardiovascular drugs, antibiotics, and NSAIDs. For each class of drugs the authors review the pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, chemistry, metabolism, epidemiological occurrences, adverse reactions, and significant interactions. Environmental and social pharmacological issues are also addressed in chapters on food and alcohol drug interactions, nicotine and tobacco, and anabolic doping agents. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide provides physicians with all the information needed to avoid prescribing drugs with undesirable interactions, and toxicologists with all the data necessary to interpret possible interactions between drugs found simultaneously in patient samples.

A Physician s Guide to Clinical Forensic Medicine

Author: Margaret M. Stark
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592590225
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Margaret Stark and a team of authoritative experts offer a timely survey of the fundamental principles and latest developments in clinical forensic medicine. Topics range from sexual assault examination to injury interpretation, from nonaccidental injury in children, to crowd control agents. Also included are extensive discussions of the care of detainees, the management of substance abuse detainees in custody, the causes and prevention of deaths in custody, and the fundamentals of traffic medicine. In the absence of international standards of training, the authors also address the basic issues of consent, confidentiality, note-keeping, court reporting, and attendance in court. Comprehensive and authoritative, A Physicians Guide to Clinical Forensic Medicine offers forensic specialists and allied professionals a reliable, up-to-date guide to proven practices and procedures for a every variety of police inquiry requiring clinical forensic investigation.

Drug Abuse Handbook Second Edition

Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420003461
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Following the well-received first edition, the Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough compendium of the knowledge of the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drugs. The book examines criminalistics, pathology, pharmacokinetics, neurochemistry, treatment, as well as drugs and drug testing in the workplace and in sports, and the ethical, legal, and practical issues involved. Dr. Karch gathers contributions from 80 leading experts in their respective fields to update and revise this second edition with more than 40 percent new material. New topics include genetic testing in drug death investigation, the neurochemistry of nicotine and designer amphetamines, genetic doping in sports, and the implications of the Daubert ruling on the admissibility of scientific evidence in federal court. Packed with the latest information in an easily accessible format, the book includes tables of all Scheduled Drugs, methods of Drug Quantitative Analysis, and a glossary of forensic toxicology terms. Vivid pictures and diagrams illustrate the pathological effects of drugs and the chemical make-up and breakdown of abused drugs. It includes more than 6000 references to the best sources in medicine, pharmacology, and the law. This book addresses specific problems in drug testing, drug-related medical emergencies, and the physical, neurochemical, and sociological phenomenon of addiction. With unparalleled detail and the highest level of authoritative information, The Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is the definitive resource for drug related issues.

Study Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment

Author: Robert E. Hales
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585623393
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Study Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 292 questions divided into 49 individual quizzes of 4-9 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct. The Study Guide's companion, the fourth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment has been fully updated to present the most current scientific and clinical information on a wide range of substance use disorders, from tobacco and alcohol to methamphetamine and "club drug" abuse. The text offers a comprehensive view of the basic science and psychology underlying addiction as well as extensive coverage of all treatment approaches and specialty topics. Highlights of this new edition include chapters on the biology and clinical management for each of the drug categories; new material on the role of buprenorphine in treating opioid addiction; extensive coverage of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement, and contingency management; and new research on the role of 12-step programs in addiction treatment.