13. Other Psychoactive Substances

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool PhD, MSc, BA, FRSPH, ILTM Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert. Director Visiting Professor Formerly Senior Lecturer1,2,3

Published Online: 4 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327816.ch13

Addiction for Nurses

Addiction for Nurses

How to Cite

Rassool, G. H. (2010) Other Psychoactive Substances, in Addiction for Nurses, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327816.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Department of Addictive Behaviour and Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187466

Online ISBN: 9781444327816



  • other psychoactive substances;
  • LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide;
  • group of substances, hallucinogens or hallucinogenic drugs - hypnosedatives, over-the-counter drugs and smart and ecodrugs;
  • LSD an odorless, colorless and tasteless powder - derived from fungus that grows on rye and other grains;
  • tolerance, dependence and withdrawal;
  • tolerance to euphoric and psychedelic effects - of hallucinogens, after three or four daily doses;
  • regular use of GHB - causing physical dependence;
  • physiological and psychological effects of ketamine;
  • PCP (phencyclidine) - a pure white crystalline powder, most often called ‘angel dust’;
  • over-the-counter drugs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

  • GHB (gammahydroxybutyrate)

  • Ketamine

  • Psilocybin

  • PCP (phencyclidine)

  • Hypnosedatives

  • Volatile substances

  • Over - the - counter drugs

  • Smart and eco drugs

  • References