c. Treatment for Central Nervous System Stimulant Abuse.
(1) Overdose. Follow this procedure:
(a) Initiate IV of normal saline solution.
(b) Administer diazepam (Valium) IV for convulsions.
Acidify urine with ammonium chloride.
(d) Administer chlorpromazine (Thorazine) for hypertension.
Withdrawal. Follow these steps:
(a) Observe the patient in a controlled environment.
(b) Acidify urine to expedite urination.
a. Definition/Examples. Drugs in the cannabinoid class are obtained from a
hemp plant, a plant which grows throughout most of the tropic and temperate zones of
the world. The principal products of this plant are marijuana and hashish. Cannabis
(marijuana) is a substance obtained from the flowering tops, leaves, and stems of the
hemp plant. More than 400 compounds from the plant resin have been isolated and
identified from Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica, the hemp plants from which
marijuana and hashish are produced. Marijuana is made up of the cut and dried stems,
leaves, and tops of the hemp plant. Hashish is composed of the resinous secretions of
the hemp plant, secretions which are collected, dried, and compressed into balls, cakes,
or cookie-like sheets. Liquid from the hemp plant is processed to make hashish oil.
b. Signs/Symptoms of Cannabinoid Abuse. Included are the following:
c. Treatment for Cannabinoid Abuse. Give treatment for the symptoms that
the patient has. True addiction does not occur.