Drug Abuse Handbook

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Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
CRC Press, Jul 17, 2019 - Law - 1152 pages
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This is the handbook that professionals who deal with problems related to drugs and drug abuse have been waiting for. The impressive list of more than 80 contributors, each experts and leaders in their field, testifies to the importance of this outstanding new handbook. The volume contains detailed discussions of drug-related issues in criminalistics, pathology, and toxicology. Impairment testing and the pharmacokinetics of abused drugs are examined in detail, as is the field of workplace drug testing, the use of alternate testing matrices, drugs in sports, addiction medicine, and drug-related medical emergencies.

The handbook focuses on the most urgent drug abuse-related problems of today

  • An entire section is devoted to alcohol abuse, including a scientific appraisal of the most common drunk driving defenses, complete with sample calculations.
  • Problems of postmortem toxicology are thoroughly detailed and an appendix lists key references for the most widely used analytic methods.
  • An in-depth analysis of legal questions, including fetal rights and workplace testing
  • Examination of the principles of addiction medicine and how doctors handle substance abuse problems
  • A section addressing drug use by athletes, including a summary of current Olympic Committee Regulations regarding substance use and the latest information on detecting abuse of Human Growth Hormone and Erythropoietin

    Whether you are approaching the issue of drug abuse from a medical, psychological, toxicological, or legal perspective, the Drug Abuse Handbook is the most authoritative and complete resource available.
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    Contents

    I
    1
    II
    77
    III
    79
    IV
    86
    VI
    101
    VII
    109
    VIII
    113
    IX
    129
    XLI
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    XLII
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    XLIII
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    XLIV
    643
    XLV
    648
    XLVI
    653
    XLVII
    671
    XLVIII
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    XI
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    XIII
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    XV
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    XVI
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    XXXVIII
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    XL
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    XLIX
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    LI
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    LIV
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    LVI
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    LVII
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    LVIII
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    LXI
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    LXIII
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    LXIV
    873
    LXV
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    LXVI
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    LXX
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    LXXI
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