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The misuse of both legally prescribed and illegally supplied drugs is now so widespread that it affects, either directly or indirectly, a high proportion of the population, impacting upon many areas of daily life. There a few parts of society in most countries of the world that are not touched by some aspect of substance misuse and the consequences for individuals, families and the wider community can be devastating. The third edition of this handy pocket sized book has been completely updated and revised but continues to give you trusted information from leading experts at a glance * Authoritative guide to symptoms and signs of substance misuse * Basic principles of treatment for many of the most commonly encountered substances from tobacco and alchohol, to cocaine and heroin as well as 'designer' drugs * The legal aspects of substance misuse are highlighted throughout * Find information at a glance * References and further reading direct you to more authoritative information about each substance With specialist information clearly explained and a full glossary, this book is essential for all health professionals needing a rapid and up to date overview of the signs and symptoms of substance misuse as well as the management and treatment options available. Junior hospital doctors, emergency department staff, primary care teams, community workers and counsellors will find this text invaluable.