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Symptoms and signs of substance misuse / Margaret Stark, LLM MSc (Med Ed), FFFLM, FACBS, FHEA, FACLM, FRCP, FRCP, DGM, DMJ, DAB, Adjunct Professor, Central Clinical School, Disipline of Medicine and Sydney Forensic, Medicine and Science Network, University of Sydney ; Director, Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, NSW Police Force, Sydney, Australia; Founding Academic Dean, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of London, UK, Jason Payne-James, LLM< MSc, FFFLM, FFSoc, FRC(Ed & Eng), DFM, Mediator, Specialist in Forensic and Legal Medicine; Honorary Senior Leceturer, Cameron Forensic Medicial sciences, Barts and the London Medical and Dental School, London; Director, Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd, Leigh-on-Sea, UK, Michael Scott-Ham, BSc, MFSSoc, Committee member of United Kindgom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists; Member of Society of Forensic Toxicologists ; Member of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologist; Senior Associate Member Royal society of Medicine ; Forensic Toxicology Consultant; Director of Principal Forensic Toxicology and Drugs Consultancy Ltd, London; Director of Principal Forensic Services Ltd, London, UK.

By: Stark, Margaret [author.]
Contributor(s): Payne-James, Jason [author.] | Scott-Ham, Michael [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]Edition: Third editionDescription: x, 148 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444181746 (paperback : alk. paper)Subject(s): Substance-Related Disorders -- diagnosis -- Handbooks | Prescription Drug Misuse -- Handbooks | Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy -- HandbooksDDC classification: 616.86 LOC classification: RC564 | .S74 2015Summary: "INTRODUCTION Misuse of both illicit and licit drugs is widespread on a global and massive scale. The term substance misuse is a general term to describe the misuse of drugs. All drugs (those legally obtained or prescribed and those illegally supplied) including alcohol and tobacco have the potential for being misused. Individuals may use drugs occasionally (so-called 'recreational' use), for example at weekends, or may become addicted to, and dependent upon, certain drugs. Drugs can affect all aspects of life including home, relationships, school, college, university, employment, sporting and personal life. The effects of drugs on individuals or institutions are frequently highlighted in news stories, often coated with a veneer of excitement, daring or glamour. This can be very misleading. Unfortunately, whether drug use is recreational, or results in dependence or addiction, each drug will have physical or psychological effects, or a combination of both. Some of these effects may appear positive - e.g. a temporary feeling of well-being and some individuals may be lucky enough to use drugs without any adverse consequences. However for many drug users, adverse consequences are frequently seen, and such effects may be prolonged or fatal, may affect the ability to maintain or seek employment, to travel, and may result in a criminal record. The undesirable and unwanted effects differ from drug to drug. Individuals may describe physical or psychological effects that they feel or experience - these are 'symptoms', or others may see or observe physical effects - these are 'signs'"--
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"INTRODUCTION Misuse of both illicit and licit drugs is widespread on a global and massive scale. The term substance misuse is a general term to describe the misuse of drugs. All drugs (those legally obtained or prescribed and those illegally supplied) including alcohol and tobacco have the potential for being misused. Individuals may use drugs occasionally (so-called 'recreational' use), for example at weekends, or may become addicted to, and dependent upon, certain drugs. Drugs can affect all aspects of life including home, relationships, school, college, university, employment, sporting and personal life. The effects of drugs on individuals or institutions are frequently highlighted in news stories, often coated with a veneer of excitement, daring or glamour. This can be very misleading. Unfortunately, whether drug use is recreational, or results in dependence or addiction, each drug will have physical or psychological effects, or a combination of both. Some of these effects may appear positive - e.g. a temporary feeling of well-being and some individuals may be lucky enough to use drugs without any adverse consequences. However for many drug users, adverse consequences are frequently seen, and such effects may be prolonged or fatal, may affect the ability to maintain or seek employment, to travel, and may result in a criminal record. The undesirable and unwanted effects differ from drug to drug. Individuals may describe physical or psychological effects that they feel or experience - these are 'symptoms', or others may see or observe physical effects - these are 'signs'"--

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