Summary: A book loaded with facts about drugs in our culture, Drugs and the Human Body contains current applications of drugs in our society and up-to-date topics. Written by a health professional, its clear, comprehensive style is well-suited to many different readers. The material is presented in a thorough manner but is not bogged down with unnecessary detail. Comprehensive chapters cover such topics as: what a drug is; where they come from; federal laws; drug metabolism; narcotic analges ...show moreics; stimulants; barbiturates; alcohol; tranquilizers; marijuana; hallucinogens, street drugs, designer drugs, club drugs, and predatory drugs; the contraceptive pill; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; and other over-the-counter drugs and chemicals. With its complete appendices, this book is invaluable as a reference work for nurses, aides, and other medical personnel, family counselors, drug/alcohol abuse counselors, public health administrators, health educators. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 7TH 04
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