Chapter 4. Psychoactive Substances and their Effects

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. G.H. Rassool and
  2. J. Winnington

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch4

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Rassool, G.H. and Winnington, J. (2006) Psychoactive Substances and their Effects, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953



  • pharmacology;
  • psychoactive substances;
  • chemical properties;
  • orgasm;
  • intercourse


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Drug Experience: Pharmacology, Personality, Environment

  • Specific Drugs and Their Effects

  • References