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Author Healey, Justin.

Title Amphetamine use / editor, Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, [2007]
Thirroul, N.S.W. : The Spinney Press, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  613.840994 Hea/Aus  AVAILABLE
Description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
regular print
Series Issues in society ; v. 259
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 259
Contents 1. Amphetamine use and supply: Amphetamines -- Amphetamine-related harms -- Speed -- “Ice” - crystal methamphetamine hydrochloride -- Fast facts about methamphetamine -- Ice and other psychostimulants -- 73,000 Australians hooked on 'meth' -- Methamphetamine supply in Australia -- Ecstasy, speed to 'swamp' country -- Warning on poor quality drugs from backyard labs -- Methamphetamine use and crime -- 2. Amphetamines - health and social implications: Methamphetamine use and health -- Immediate and long-term effects of amphetamines -- Health and social implications from crystal methamphetamine use -- Rising toll from party drug's use, say doctors -- A party in your head, but the clean-up is a real mess -- Common features of ice withdrawal -- What's speed got to do with it? -- Psychotic dawn of a new age -- Methamphetamine psychosis -- Scourge of the ice age -- The ice age -- Many ice addicts not being treated -- Using and stopping amphetamines -- New ice age is upon us and we must act now
Summary The rise in amphetamine use in some countries has reached epidemic levels. What are the medical, psychiatric, criminal and social impacts of this drug. This book seeks to educate readers about the forms and effects of amphetamines, a drug which can be snorted, ingested, smoked and injected, destroying lives in the process
Analysis Amphetamines
Alcohol/drug abuse & welfare (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Webography: p. 43
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Methamphetamine -- Physiological effect -- Australia.
Amphetamines -- Physiological effect -- Australia.
Drug abuse -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Methamphetamine abuse -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Amphetamine abuse -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Australia.
Drug abuse -- Australia.
Ice (Drug)
Drugs -- 'Ice'
Drugs -- Speed.
Drugs -- 'Ecstasy'
Amphetamine abuse -- Australia.
Methamphetamine abuse -- Australia.
Author Healey, Justin, editor
ISBN 1920801693