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Title: Adverse health consequences of cocaine abuse / edited by A. Arif
Other Titles: Abus de cocaïne et santé
Authors: Arif, Awni
World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: English
Abstract: Reviews what is known about the extent of cocaine abuse, its adverse effects on health, and methods available for treatment and prevention. The book opens with general information on populations at risk, the significance of personality factors as predictors of risk, and the importance of peer-group pressure and other environmental influences. Because of the need to understand the dangers of cocaine use, the book devotes three separate chapters to an assessment of effects on health, including the specific adverse physical consequences arising from either the direct toxic effects of the drug or the method of self-administration. The remaining chapters outline current approaches to treatment, emphasizing the importance of abrupt, as opposed to gradual, withdrawal, and discuss methods for primary and secondary prevention. The book concludes with an overview of areas where research is urgently needed in order to improve understanding of the biological and behavioural basis of cocaine abuse
Description: ita in Quaderni di Sanità Pubblica. - Anno 12, no. 62 (ottobre 1989)
40 p.
Subject: Cocaine
Substance abuse
Context: adverse effects
metadata.dc.subject.other: Community Health and Primary Health Care
Other Identifiers: 9241561076
5225018122 (Russian)
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