By G. Hussein Rassool
Dependancy for Nurses is a finished textbook for college kids, explaining the position of the nurse at each one degree of intervention. Early chapters method the topic from sociological, ancient, and cultural views, overlaying major subject matters equivalent to the character of dependancy, its social context, and habit concept. The publication then provides very important information regarding all of the major components of dependancy (nicotine, alcohol, opiates, hashish, psychostimulants, and hallucinogens), with medical and functional suggestions on attractiveness, evaluate, and therapy intervention recommendations.
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When a drug is required to act more rapidly. the preferred route of administration is by injection. Heroin, for example, is often administered intravenously, for example directly into a vein. Certain drugs are smoked, for example cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin. Some psychoactive drugs, for example cocaine and amphetamines, are also taken by the intranasal route. 6. 5 Routes of drug administration. 6 Effective route where the drug is inhaled For example, tobacco or heroin smoking (‘chasing the dragon’) Methods of drug injecting include intramuscularly or subcutaneously and/or intravenously Injection of drugs is less widespread than other routes of drug administration but also the most hazardous The major danger of injecting is the risk of overdose because of the concentrated effect of this method There is also the risk of infection from non-sterile injection methods including hepatitis B and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections, abscesses, gangrene and thromboses The onset of the effects of the drug is rapid when it is administered intravenously and is a major reason why drugs are often self-administered by injection Complications of injecting.
This habit of significant alcohol consumption may be due in part to preventing withdrawal symptoms drinking. In the UK, the Department of Health advises that men should not drink more than 3–4 units of alcohol per day, and women should drink no more than 2–3 units of alcohol per day. Harmful drinkers are usually drinking at levels above those recommended for sensible drinking, typically at higher levels than most hazardous drinkers and show clear evidence of some alcohol-related harm. Moderately dependent drinkers or ‘chronic alcoholics’ may recognise that they have a problem with drinking.
At the height of the Roman Empire, both ceremonial drinking (confined to banquets and special occasions) and casual drinking were common. Alcohol achieved dominance in European nations through the ritualisation of alcohol in Christian Europe and the revulsion of mind-altering psychoactive substances by the church (Gossop 1989). In England both ale and beer were at the top of lists of products given to lords for rent. Whitaker (1987) suggested that distilled alcohol inflicted more havoc on North American Indians and Australians Aborigines than any other drug throughout history.
Addiction for Nurses by G. Hussein Rassool