Cocaine: clinical and Social Dimensions Chairman: Griffith Edwards 1992 using the psychoactive drug cocaine has a protracted and engaging historical past. even if cocaine isn't really a brand new drug, its use and abuse became concerns of significant drawback in a few international locations. Cocaine poses fascinating difficulties for neurophysiologists and neuropharmacologists and there are vital new info at the results of cocaine at the mind (its preliminary website of motion on the mobile point now showing to be the dopamine transporter). This symposium introduced jointly scientists and different students from a number of fields to check the newest medical findings on cocaine in its quite a few kinds and to debate the issues of treating cocaine abusers, through a number thoughts which come with psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy - the latter in accordance with present motives of the strong reinforcing results of this drug. The individuals additionally mentioned the issues of formulating rational rules for facing the unfold of cocaine abuse. The e-book contains chapters at the far-reaching poisonous results of cocaine, at the epidemiology and the economics of drug dependancy, at the previous and current use of cocaine within the united states and in South the US, and at the ethical concerns raised by way of drug use and abuse. This publication should still attract an surprisingly wide selection of experts and in addition to non-specialist readers keen on the expanding difficulties of drug dependence. different Ciba origin Symposia: No. 152 The biology of nicotine dependence Chairman: L. L. Iversen 1990 ISBN zero 471 92688 four No. 153 Steroids and neuronal task Chairman: M. A. Simmonds 1990 ISBN zero 471 92689 2 No. 156 The early life surroundings and grownup illness Chairman: D. J. P. Barker 1991 ISBN zero 471 92957 three
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