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Alcohol and drug use after an acquired brain injury (ABI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2022
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An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol drinking - adverse effects
Street drugs - adverse effects
Brain Injuries - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Alcohol use
Drug use
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Complications
Abstract
An acquired brain injury (ABI) causes you to lose brain cells. This means that the brain cells you have left need to work harder to do the same kinds of activities you did before your injury. Using alcohol and recreational drugs affects how your brain works. If you have an ABI, using alcohol and drugs can have a serious effect on you and your recovery. This pamphlet explains how alcohol and drug use will affect you after an ABI and lists resources for getting help.
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Prepared by: Acquired Brain Injury Ambulatory Care Teams
Pamphlet Number
2022
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Drugs and Social Context : Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restr…
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Other Authors
Ronzani, Telmo Mota
Responsibility
Telmo Mota Ronzani, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 114 p.)
ISBN
9783319724461
9783319724454 (print ed.)
9783319724478 (print ed.)
9783319891835 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Alcohol Drinking
Drug and Narcotic Control
Drug Users
Social Control, Informal
Socioeconomic Factors
Street Drugs
Social Stigma
Specialty
Policy
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restricted either to a purely medical perspective (focused mainly on treatment techniques) or to a criminological perspective (focused mainly on drug trafficking and organized crime). The social approach adopted in this volume challenges this dichotomy and analyzes both the social contexts to which drug use is related and the social and political consequences of the attitudes and policies adopted by governments and other social groups towards drug users, addressing topics such as: Drugs and poverty; Drugs and gender; Drugs and race; Drugs and territory; Stigmatization of drug use; Prohibitionism. Given its broad and innovative approach, Drugs and Social Context - Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be of interest for researchers, clinicians and other health professionals, since the study of the social aspects of drug use is central to everyone who deals with the issue.
Contents
Drugs and society -- 1. The context of drug use in the consumer society -- 2. The stigmatization of drug use as mechanism of legitimation of exclusion -- 3. Social effects of prohibitionism in the Americas and new drug policies -- Social issues -- 4. Drugs and poverty: interfaces of oppression in the capitalist world -- 5. Drugs and gender -- 6. Drugs and race -- 7. (Des)Occupation of urban and rural spaces, gentrification and drug use.
Format
e-Book
Location
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Drugs of abuse : body fluid testing

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Wong, Raphael C. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , 2005.
Call Number
HV 5823 D794 2005
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HV 5823 D794 2005
Author
Wong, Raphael C
Other Authors
Tse, Harley Y
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
305 p.
Series Title
Forensic science and medicine
ISBN
1588294358
Subjects (MeSH)
Substance Abuse Detection - methods
Substance Abuse Detection - instrumentation
Street Drugs - analysis
Body Fluids - chemistry
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
1
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Drugs of abuse : neurological reviews and protocols

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat21195
Wang, John Q. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , 2003.
Call Number
QV 38 W246d 2003
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
QV 38 W246d 2003
Author
Wang, John Q.
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
514 p.
ISBN
1588290573
Subjects (MeSH)
Street Drugs - pharmacology
Central Nervous System - drug effects
Substance-Related Disorders
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat29839
edited by Zili Sloboda. --Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media , c2005.
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Online
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Author
Sloboda, Zili
Responsibility
edited by Zili Sloboda
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2005
ISBN
9780387244167
Subjects (MeSH)
Street Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders - epidemiology
Epidemiologic Methods
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Novel Psychoactive Substances : Policy, Economics and Drug Regulation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41851
Ornella Corazza, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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In light of the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the international regulation, policy and market structure of the NPS phenomenon, offering a guide to inform legislative discussions and demonstrating from a comparative perspective the different approaches used …
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Corazza, Ornella
Roman-Urrestarazu, Andres
Responsibility
Ornella Corazza, Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages) : 8 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319606002
9783319605999 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Drug and Narcotic Control
Health Policy
Psychotropic Drugs
Street Drugs
Other Subjects
Europe
Abstract
In light of the recent emergence of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) on a global scale, this book provides a timely analysis of the social and economic impact of the NPS phenomenon, and of the global policy and regulatory responses to it. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the international regulation, policy and market structure of the NPS phenomenon, offering a guide to inform legislative discussions and demonstrating from a comparative perspective the different approaches used to address the rise of NPS to date. It covers topics such as organized crime, drug markets, clinical evidence on NPS, and different regulatory measures. Overall, this highly informative and well-structured repository of different experiences with NPS policy, law and regulation offers an essential primary source of evidence for anyone interested in the area of drug and NPS policy, health economics and public health.
Contents
1. The Global Emergence of NPS: An Analysis of a New Drug Trend -- 2. Legislating NPS in the European Union -- 3. Regulation as Global Drug Governance: How New is the NPS Phenomenon? -- 4. Anti-Doping Challenges with Novel Psychoactive Substances in Sport -- 5. Exploring Novel Policy Responses to NPS and "legal highs" in New Zealand, Poland, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom -- 6. Regulating NPS in the Middle East: A Critical Juncture -- 7. Finding Novel Policy Response to the Challenge of NPS in Kazakhstan: Reconsidering Existing Policy and the Work of Health Professionals -- 8. NPS Policy Pitfalls: The Implementation and Management Challenges Within the Prison, Police and Health Services in the United Kingdom -- 9. NPS: An Opportunity to Move From Blanket Prohibition to a More Functionalist Approach? -- 10. The Challenges in Interpreting National-Level Strategic Indicators: A Drug Enforcement Administration Analyst's Perspective -- 11. Harmonizing NPS Legislation Across the European Union: An Utopia? -- 12. New Psychoactive Substances: The Regulatory Experience and Assessment of Options.
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e-Book
Location
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Postmortem toxicology of abused drugs

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edited by Steven B. Karch. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2008.
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Online
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Author
Karch, Steven B
Responsibility
edited by Steven B. Karch
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
200 p.
ISBN
9781420054545
1420054546
Subjects (MeSH)
Autopsy - methods
Forensic Toxicology - methods
Street drugs - poisoning
Contents
Introduction to postmortem toxicology / W. Lee Hearn and H. Chip Walls -- Specimen selection, collection, preservation, and security / Bradford R. Hepler and Daniel S. Isenschmid -- Common methods in postmortem toxicology / W. Lee Hearn and H. Chip Walls -- Strategies for postmortem toxicology investigation / edited and revised by Henrik Druid -- Quality assurance in postmortem toxicology / Wilmo Andollo -- Interpretation of postmortem drug levels / Graham R. Jones
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e-Book
Location
Online
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