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The Resource Prescription drug abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton

Prescription drug abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton

Label
Prescription drug abuse : a reference handbook
Title
Prescription drug abuse
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
David E. Newton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This outstanding resource guide for students and young adults provides an introduction to the history of prescription drug abuse that explains how this problem has arisen and examines the social, political, economic, and health issues associated with prescription drug abuse in modern society. Evidence suggests that both adults and youth are abusing a wider range of prescription drugs and abusing them more frequently than has been the case in the past. Prescription drugs are the second most common class of drugs abused by Americans, more than twice as commonly abused as cocaine, and five times as commonly abused as heroin. This book provides readers with information about the specific health effects that can result from using certain types of medical chemicals, particularly opioid analgesics, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogenics; explains the most important factors that have led to the growth of prescription drug problems; and reviews the current status of the issue in the United States and other nations. Readers will learn about the dangers associated with the use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes, the methods that have been put in place and are being developed to prevent the abuse of prescription drugs, and the trends in prescription drug misuse, with possible explanations for these trends. The book also reviews some of the steps being taken by governments and other organizations and agencies to combat the problem of prescription drug abuse"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, David E
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC564
LC item number
.N497 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 270
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Medication abuse
Label
Prescription drug abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology
Control code
ocn916261215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 370 pages
Isbn
9781440839788
Lccn
2015030401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916261215
Label
Prescription drug abuse : a reference handbook, David E. Newton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology
Control code
ocn916261215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 370 pages
Isbn
9781440839788
Lccn
2015030401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)916261215

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