This book is intended to serve as quick reference handbook on so-called designer drugs. These new, mainly synthetic compounds are also often referred to as analogues of controlled substances. This new work provides a unique directory of 104 designer drugs. This class of drugs is rapidly growing in variety and number of compounds. Although identification, toxicology and other properties have been thoroughly investigated, their analogues and derivatives remain poorly documented. This book fills the gap. Data which is available is often contradictory and confused. This directory provides a critical treatment of the subject which is thoroughly indexed including both the subject index and an index listing more that 230 street names of the described designer drugs. Divided into two parts; the first section describes aspects of designer drug manufacture, new abuse trends, sources of information and terminology. The second, descriptive part, classifies the drugs into ten main categories according to their chemical structure and prevalent pharmacological action. A separate chapter is devoted to each category, followed by a set of corresponding data sheets, street names and eventual synonyms, Toxicological data, short notes on the history of drugs as well as the most pertinent bibliographic references are included.
This Second Edition has broadly expanded to offer the most comprehensive information covering the field of behavioral health, with critical information for both the layman & mental health professional. For the layman, this directory offers understandable descriptions of 25 Mental Health disorders as well as detailed information on Associations, Media Support Groups & Mental Health Facilities. For the professional, The Complete Mental Health Directory offers critical & comprehensive information on Managed Care Organizations Information Systems, Government Agencies & Provider Organizations. For immediate access to information, The Complete Mental Health Directory four indexes: a brand new Web Sites Index, a Disorder Index, an Organization Index & a Geographic Index. This comprehensive volume of needed & useful information will be a welcome addition to any reference collection.
Finding current, detailed information on the analysis of drug-related compounds is challenging at best. While almost everyone engaged in the study of these compounds has accumulated a vast variety of data over time, a single-source, comprehensive review of that data would be an invaluable resource to have. Instrumental Data for Drug Analysis (IDDA), Third Edition is that resource, presenting the latest information on these compounds in a thorough, straightforward format. What's new in the Third Edition: Presents FT-Raman Spectra tables Includes information and analysis relating to 125 new drugs, including Zoloft, Claritin, Ambien, and the latest generation of narcotics Organizes information on each drug in a simple, streamlined format