Symptoms and Signs of Substance Misuse, Third Edition
CRC Press – 2014
The misuse of both legally prescribed and illegally supplied drugs is now so widespread that it affects, either directly or indirectly, a high proportion of the population, impacting many areas of daily life. There are few countries that are not touched by some aspect of substance misuse and the consequences for individuals, families, and the wider community can be devastating.
The third edition of this handy pocket-sized book has been completely updated and revised but continues to give you trusted information from leading experts at a glance.
With specialist information clearly explained and a full glossary, this book is essential for all health professionals needing a rapid and up-to-date overview of the signs and symptoms of substance misuse as well as the management and treatment options available. Junior hospital doctors, emergency department staff, primary care teams, community workers, and counsellors will find this text invaluable.
Introduction. Routes of Administration. Harm Reduction and Minimization. Drug, Statutes, and Legal Requirements. The Medical and Health Complications of Substance Misuse. Suspected Internal Drug Traffickers (SIDTS). Substance Detection. Bibliography. Specific drugs. Alcohol. Aminoindanes, Indoles and Benzofurans. Amphetamine-Type Simulants (ATS). Anabolic Steroids. Barbiturates. Benzodiazepines. Cannabis. Cocaine. Ecstasy. Gammahydroxybutyrate. Ketamine. Khat. LSD. Nitrites. Opiates/opioids. Phencyclidine. Phenethylamines. Piperazines. Synthetic Cannabinoids. Synthetic Cathinones. Tobacco. Tryptamines. Volatile Substances. ‘Z’ drugs. Appendices. A – Glossary. B - Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale, Revised (CIWA-Ar). C - Alcohol Assessment Questionnaires: AUDIT, CAGE and MAST. D - Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale.
Jason Payne-James LLM MSC FRCS(Ed & Eng) FFFLM FFSSoc DFM
Consultant Forensic Physician; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, Barts & The London Medical and Dental School, Charterhouse Square, London, UK; Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd.
Margaret M Stark LLM MSc (Med Ed) FFFLM FACBS FHEA FACLM DGM DMJ DAB DME
Consultant Forensic Physician; Director of the Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, NSW Police Force, Sydney, Australia; David Jenkins Professor in Forensic and Legal Medicine; Founding Academic Dean of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK
Michael Scott-Ham BSc, UKIAFT Committee Member, Member of SOFT, TAFT Senior Associate, Member of RSM Forensic Toxicology Consultant, Director of Principal Forensic Toxicology and Drugs Consultancy Ltd., London and Director of Principal Forensic Services Ltd, London, UK