Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Medical - 345 pages
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The groundbreaking original edition of Buzzed has sold over 60,000 copiesand now the authors have revised and updated it to include the most recent discoveries about drugs. This scientifically accurate and easy-to-read handbook gives the most balanced, objective information available on the most often used and abused drugs, from alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine to heroin, ecstasy, and Special K. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the kinds of "high" they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly. Neither a "just say no" treatise nor a "how-to" manual, Buzzed is based on the conviction that people make healthier decisions when they "just say know"when they understand in straightforward language how our complex brains really work and why even small doses of various substances can have such powerful (and sometimes life-threatening) effects. 8 pages of color illustrations.
 

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Just Say Know is the tag line on this book. This book is a great source of objective information. I use information in this book when in counselling sessions with addicts who said they never knew the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
15
PART II
18
Just Say Know A College Students Perspective by Leigh Heather
21
Alcohol
31
Caffeine
59
Ecstasy
74
Hallucinogens
83
Herbal Drugs
110
Opiates
175
Sedatives
193
Steroids
203
Stimulants
210
Brain Basics
233
Drug Basics
249
Legal Issues
269
Glossary of DrugRelated Street TermsSlang Words
291

Inhalants
122
Marijuana
134
Nicotine
162

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About the author (2003)

Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., is a researcher in pharmacology & psychology at Duke University Medical Center.

Wilkie Wilson, Ph.D., is a researcher in pharmacology & psychology at Duke University Medical Center.

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