Dangerousness of Drugs : A Guide To The Risks And Harms Associated With Substance Misuse

Dangerousness of Drugs : A Guide To The Risks And Harms Associated With Substance Misuse / David Best, Samantha Gross, Louisa Vingoe, John Witton, John Strang; National Addiction Centre (NAC). - Department of Health, 2003

The purpose of this report is to provide a basic reference
document, targeting non-medical practitioners and others who
work with drug issues, with a core set of risk factors associated
with a range of licit and illicit substances commonly used in the
UK. The document revolves around a set of tables which
outline the chronic and acute problems associated with each of
these substances, and factors that mediate or moderate the risk;
while the remaining text attempts to provide a brief overview of
how to make sense of the information contained in the tables
and what other issues are worthy of further consideration in
examining drug-related risk.

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Medical Practitioners
1 January 2003
Best, David
Gross, Samantha
Strang, John
Vingoe, Louisa
Witton, John
United Kingdom
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National Addiction Centre (NAC)
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S1. Anabolic Agents
S6. Stimulants
S7. Narcotics
S8. Cannabinoids
[*] P1. Alcohol
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