From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know about Mind-altering Drugs

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Houghton Mifflin, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Drugs are as pervasive as ever, and parents and children alike need complete, unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and the body. Weil and Rosen cover a wide range of available substances, from coffee to marijuana, from antihistamines to psychedelics, from steroids to the new "smart drugs."

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From chocolate to morphine: everything you need to know about mind-altering drugs

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Since drug use has occurred throughout history and within most cultures, the authors in this updated edition of their original work ( LJ 3/15/83) believe that "education based on truthful information ... Read full review



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Andrew Weil, one of America's best known advocates of alternative medicine and holistic healing, attended Harvard Medical School. He has worked for the National Institute of Mental Health and the Harvard Botanical Museum. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Associate Director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine, University of Arizona. Weil's books include Spontaneous Healing and Natural Health and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health and Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price -which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Winifred Rosen was raised and educated in New York City, where for several years she taught high school English and literature. She then began writing books for children and young adults. Her titles include Henrietta, the Wild Woman of Borneo (a Newbery Award nominee); Cruisin for a Bruisin; and Three Romances: Love Stories from Camelot Retold. She now lives on Long Island, where she divides her time between writing and landscape gardening.

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