25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Cocaine: Scientific and Social Dimensions

by

Cocaine: Scientific and Social Dimensions Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Cocaine: Scientific and Social Dimensions Chairman: Griffith Edwards 1992 The use of the psychoactive drug cocaine has a long and fascinating history. Although cocaine is not a new drug, its use and abuse have become matters of serious concern in a number of countries. Cocaine poses interesting problems for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there are important new data on the effects of cocaine on the brain (its initial site of action at the cellular level now appearing to be the dopamine transporter). This symposium brought together scientists and other scholars from a range of fields to review the latest scientific findings on cocaine in its various forms and to discuss the problems of treating cocaine abusers, by means of a range of strategies which include psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy—the latter based on current explanations of the powerful reinforcing effects of this drug. The participants also discussed the problems of formulating rational policies for dealing with the spread of cocaine abuse. The book includes chapters on the far-reaching toxic effects of cocaine, on the epidemiology and the economics of drug addiction, on the past and present use of cocaine in the USA and in South America, and on the moral issues raised by drug use and abuse. This book should appeal to an unusually wide range of specialists and also to non-specialist readers concerned about the increasing problems of drug dependence. Other Ciba Foundation Symposia: No. 152 The biology of nicotine dependence Chairman: L. L. Iversen 1990 ISBN 0 471 92688 4 No. 153 Steroids and neuronal activity Chairman: M. A. Simmonds 1990 ISBN 0 471 92689 2 No. 156 The childhood environment and adult disease Chairman: D. J. P. Barker 1991 ISBN 0 471 92957 3

Synopsis:

Cocaine poses interesting problems for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there is important new data on the effects of cocaine on the brain (its initial site of action at the cellular level now appearing to be the dopamine transporter). Includes chapters on the far-reaching toxic effects of cocaine, on the epidemiology and the economics of drug addiction, on the past and present use of cocaine in the U.S. and in South America, and on the moral issues raised by drug use and abuse.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Cocaine in Perspective (G. Edwards).

Cocaine's History, Especially the American Experience (D. Musto).

Epidemiological Research on Cocaine Use in the USA (J. Anthony).

Cocaine Problems in the Coca-Growing Countries of South America (J. Negrete).

Are There ``Casual Users of Cocaine?

(C. Kaplan, et al.).

Molecular Pharmacology of Cocaine: A Dopamine Hypothesis and Its Implications (M. Kuhar).

The Neurobiology of Cocaine-Induced Reinforcement (H. Fibiger, et al.).

How Toxic Is Cocaine?

(N. Benowitz).

Determinants of Cocaine Self-Administration by Laboratory Animals (W. Woolverton).

Treatment of Cocaine Abuse: Pharmacotherapy (H. Kleber).

Alternative Strategies (R. Jones).

The Economics of Drug Use and Abuse (A. Maynard).

Drug Use and Abuse: The Ethical Issues (B. Almond).

Indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470514252
Subtitle:
Scientific and Social Dimensions
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
CIBA, Foundation Symposium
Author:
Ciba Foundation Symposium
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Self-Help : Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Neuroscience
Copyright:
Series:
Novartis Foundation Symposia
Series Volume:
747
Publication Date:
20080430
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
234 x 155 x 10 mm 22 oz

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Cocaine: Scientific and Social Dimensions
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 316 pages Wiley - English 9780470514252 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Cocaine poses interesting problems for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there is important new data on the effects of cocaine on the brain (its initial site of action at the cellular level now appearing to be the dopamine transporter). Includes chapters on the far-reaching toxic effects of cocaine, on the epidemiology and the economics of drug addiction, on the past and present use of cocaine in the U.S. and in South America, and on the moral issues raised by drug use and abuse.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.