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Alcohol and Drug Misuse: A Handbook for Students and Health by G. Hussein Rassool

By G. Hussein Rassool

Preface half 1: assessment of Substance Misuse & coverage projects 1. advent to Substance Use & Misuse 2. Self-Awareness and perspective three. historic review four. Theories of dependancy five. Nature of dependancy 6. coverage projects & approach in Alcohol and Drug half 2: Psychoactive components 7. Alcohol eight. Opiates nine. hashish 10. Stimulants: Amphetamines, Cocaine & Khat eleven. Hallucinogens 12. Anabolic Steroids, Amyl and Butyl Nitrite, Hypno-Sedatives, risky elements, Over-The-Counter-Drugs, shrewdpermanent & Eco medicinal drugs thirteen. Nicotine dependancy half three: certain concerns & Populations 14. Blood-Borne Infections 15. Alcohol and Drug Use in ladies sixteen. Psychiatric problems & Substance Misuse (Dual analysis) 17. Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Black and Ethnic Minority groups 18. susceptible humans: aged & Homelessness 19. kids: Alcohol and Drug Misuse half four: position, Prevention & thoughts for switch 20. usual function based on Alcohol & Drug Misuse 21. Prevention & wellbeing and fitness schooling techniques to Substance Misuse 22. concepts in supporting humans to alter 23. operating with variety: Cultural Competence half five: Care making plans & Intervention concepts 24. Framework for overview & Screening 25. Care making plans, Implementation & assessment 26. Psychosocial & Pharmacological Interventions 27. damage aid procedure 28. Intoxication & Overdose: healthiness Interventions 29. Drug Misuse: Pharmacological & Psychosocial Interventions 30. Alcohol Misuse: Pharmacological & Psychosocial Interventions 31. Smoking Cessation: well-being Interventions.Chapter 32: Competence & specialist improvement

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3 examines an individual’s notion of a ‘harmful’ drug. You should classify and write each substance according to the relative degree of harm you think it causes. A new ‘matrix of harm’ for drugs of abuse has been proposed by Nutt et al. (2007). The study proposes that drugs should be classified by the amount of harm that they do, rather than the sharp A, B and C divisions in the UK Misuse of Drugs Act. Nutt et al. (2007) identified three main factors that together determine the harm associated with any drug of potential abuse: • • • the physical harm to the individual user caused by the drug the tendency of the drug to induce dependence the effect of drug use on families, communities, and society.

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The use of the stimulant was also widespread amongst athletes and sports men and women to enhance their exploits and performances. During the 1950s, there was overprescription of amphetamines by doctors for use in the treatment of common conditions. It was not until the 1960s that amphetamine misuse erupted in the UK among young people and subsequently resulted in an epidemic of injection of methamphetamine. It is argued that in the UK the largest positive influence limiting amphetamine misuse has been the slow growth in medical awareness of the danger of these drugs, leading to changes in medical prescribing as well as a growing realisation among the general population that ‘pep-pills’ are none-too-wise a prop (Royal College of Psychiatrists 1987).

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