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  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Substance Abuse
Substance abuse
  • Grasp the concept of substance abuse.
  • Understand the pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drug use.
  • Identify the properties of drugs.
  • Recognize patterns of substance use.
  • Understand the desired effects of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, especially intoxication and withdrawal.
  • Comprehend the adverse effects of alcohol and drug abuse. (Note: The chapters in Part V discuss the medical, psychological, and social effects of addiction in greater detail.)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Pharmacology
  • Central Nervous System Depressants
    • Alcohol
    • Sedative, Hypnotic, and Anxiolytic Drugs
      • Barbiturates
      • Benzodiazepines
      • Rohypnol
      • Ketamine
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
    • Cocaine
    • Amphetamines
      • Methamphetamine
    • Nicotine
    • Caffeine
  • Opioids
    • Opioid Analgesics
    • Heroin
  • Hallucinogens
    • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
    • Phencyclidine Hydrochloride
    • Peyote and Mescaline
  • Marijuana
  • Inhalants
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Designer Drugs
    • Fentanyl Analogs
    • Meperidine Analogs
    • Methamphetamine Analogs
    • Other ...
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