Drug Overdoses and Alcohol Withdrawal: Prevalence, Trends and Prevention

David P. Morales (Editor)

Series: Substance Abuse Assessment, Interventions and Treatment
BISAC: SEL026000

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This book provides the latest research in substance abuse research. The first chapter evaluates psychotropic drug overdoses in forensic practices. Unintentional overdose deaths involving opioid pain relievers are discussed in the second chapter. In the next section, the prevalence, trends and management strategies for alcohol withdrawal are reviewed. The prolonged heavy drinking of alcohol (ethanol) often creates brain disorder alcoholism.

In the third chapter, the authors explore alcohol withdrawal from the perspective of oxidative stress. Additionally, the authors discuss the epidemiology of alcohol withdrawal, the pathophysiology, and the diagnostic criteria for the various manifestations of alcohol withdrawal and management. Recent findings and new treatment options are reviewed as well.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface
pp. vii-xii

Chapter 1
Toxicological Evaluation of Psychotropic Drug Overdose in Forensic Practice
(Hiroshi Kinoshita, Naoko Tanaka, Ayaka Takakura, Mostofa Jamal, Asuka Ito, Shoji Kimura, Kunihiko Tsutsui, Shuji Matsubara and Kiyoshi Ameno, Department of Forensic Medicine, and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Community Health Care Education Support Center, and Postgraduate Clinical Education Center, Kagawa University Hospital, Miki, Kita, Kagawa, Japan)
pp. 1-14

Chapter 2
Opioid and Common Co-Ingestant Antidotes
(Emily E. Czeck, Andrea L. Quinn, Megan A. Rech, Department of Pharmacy, Battle Creek Veterans Affairs Medical Center, MI, USA, and others)
pp. 15-48

Chapter 3
Alcohol Withdrawal from the Angle of Oxidative Stress
(Marianna Jung, Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, USA)
pp. 49-84

Chapter 4
Alcohol Withdrawal: Prevalence, Trends and Management
(Nadene Fair, Joyce Akwe, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory University School Of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Morehouse School Of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA)
pp. 85-106

Chapter 5
Polypharmacy: A Key Issue of Contemporary Geriatric Medicine
(Weber Pavel, Meluzínová Hana, Prudius Dana, Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Practical Medicine, Faculty Hospital and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
pp. 107-140

Index
pp. 141-155

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