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

ISBN-10: 0618483799
ISBN-13: 9780618483792
Edition: 2004
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Description: From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of Americas most respected and best-known doctors. This enormously popular book - the best and most authoritative resource for unbiased information about how drugs  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of Americas most respected and best-known doctors. This enormously popular book - the best and most authoritative resource for unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and the body - covers a wide range of available substances, from coffee to marijuana, antihistamines to psychedelics, steroids to smart drugs, and discusses likely effects, precautions, and alternatives. Now expanded and updated to cover such drugs as oxycontin, Ecstasy, Prozac, and ephedra and to address numerous ongoing issues, including the United States war on drugs, marijuana for therapeutic use, the overuse of drugs for children diagnosed with ADHD, and more, From Chocolate to Morphine is an invaluable resource.

Straight talk at the start
What is a drug?
Why people use drugs
Relationships with drugs
Types of drugs
Stimulants
Depressants
Psychedelics, or hallucinogens
Marijuana
Solvents and inhalants; deliriants; PCP and ketamine
Medical drugs; herbal remedies; smart drugs
Problems with drugs
Alternatives to taking drugs
Final words

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