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)

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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

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