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Non-medical and illicit use of psychoactive drugs

  • Suzanne Nielsen
  • Raimondo Bruno
  • Susan Schenk

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 34)

Table of contents

About this book


This volume is devoted to descriptions of non medical as well as medical uses for some drugs that have typically, or not so typically, been associated with drug abuse. One major objective of this book is to identify costs and benefits of drug abuse. The book highlights drugs including 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), cannabinoids, opioids and methylphenidate  because of their well-documented potential for abuse and provides new and emerging evidence of their potential to treat some chronic disease states alongside the potential consequences of exposure.  


Antipsychotics Benzodiazepines Cannabínoids Illicit and licit use Opioids Psychostimulants

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Nielsen
    • 1
  • Raimondo Bruno
    • 2
  • Susan Schenk
    • 3
  1. 1.National Drug and Alcohol Research CentreUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of Tasmania School of PsychologyLauncestonAustralia
  3. 3.Victoria University of Wellington School of PsychologyWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Non-medical and illicit use of psychoactive drugs
  • Editors Suzanne Nielsen
    Raimondo Bruno
    Susan Schenk
  • Series Title Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curr.Topics Behav.Neurosci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-60014-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86759-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-60016-1
  • Series ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series E-ISSN 1866-3389
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Psychology Research
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