Ghodse's Drugs and Addictive Behaviour: A Guide to Treatment by Hamid Ghodse

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By Hamid Ghodse

This vintage textual content presents a finished, obtainable evaluation of substance misuse and dependence with an emphasis on functional and evidence-based ways to the evaluate, administration and prevention of a variety of drug-related difficulties, in quite a few scientific and social settings. The booklet comprises definitions of phrases, and describes the results and medical features of all elements of misuse. The theoretical heritage to those themes is obviously defined. For the fourth variation, each bankruptcy has been revised to incorporate the main up to date details, with the newest foreign info at the quantity of the area drug challenge. there's specified emphasis on damage minimization, AIDS and hepatitis C and fully new insurance of tobacco habit and its administration. this can be an important consultant for all healthcare staff, health and wellbeing coverage experts, counselors and people looking to teach in components relating to habit and substance misuse.

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A Data for production and demand for 2008 are based on advance data (dotted line) submitted by Governments. b Data for 2009 are based on estimates (dotted line) submitted by Governments. c Stocks as at 1 January of the given year. ) Tonnes 1 200 1 000 800 600 400 200 0 2004 2005 2006 a 2007 c 2008 Stocks Production Demand for opiate raw materials Demand for opiates 2003 at about 487 tonnes of morphine equivalent. Production then gradually declined, reaching the level of 252 tonnes in 2007, in line with the intention of the producing countries to reduce their excessive stocks (Fig.

Estimates can often be improved by using more than two data sources. Multiple indicators are increasingly being used. Local or regional studies, conducted using various multiplier or capture–recapture techniques, serve as anchor points for subsequent estimation procedures. It is assumed that drug abuse at the local level correlates with other data that are readily available. All of this additional information is taken into account to extrapolate local results to the national level. Extent and nature of drug problems International audit One way of finding out about patterns of drug use is to investigate the supply situation by obtaining information about the production of drugs and their importation and exportation.

Indeed, Morocco is the world’s largest producer of hashish (cannabis resin) while Nigeria and South Africa are major sources of marijuana. Both forms of cannabis are produced for domestic consumption and for smuggling – primarily to Europe. One-fifth (19%) of the cannabis herb seizures by volume made worldwide in 2006 were effected in Africa with Morocco as the source of about three-quarters of cannabis seized in Europe. There is a long history of the abuse of psychotropic drugs, particularly stimulants, and especially in West Africa and this remains a problem, with the bulk of drugs being smuggled in from Europe.

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