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Buzzed

The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy
Kuhn, Cynthia (Book - 2008)
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From the Publisher: The third edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. Together, the first two editions of Buzzed have sold over 120,000 copies-and now the authors have revised and updated the book to include the most recent discoveries about drugs, including new information on the energy drinks craze, prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Ambien, and the date-rape drug GHB. Scientifically accurate and easy to read, this no-nonsense 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 methamphetamine. 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 better decisions with accurate information at hand.
Authors: Kuhn, Cynthia
Title: Buzzed
the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2008
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: 367 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson ; with Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster
Notes: "Just say know"--front cover
Contents: Nicotine: tobacco, nicotine chewing gum, nicotine skin patch, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco
Opiates: opium (Chinese molasses, dreams, gong, O, skee, toys, zero); heroin (big H, dreck, horse, mojo, smack, white lady, brown); heroin and cocaine (speedballs); morphine, codeine, hydromorphone (dilaudid), oxycodone (percodan, oxycontin), meperidine (demerol), diphenoxylate (lomotil), hydrocodone (vicodin), fentanyl (sublimaze), propoxyphene (darvon)
Sedatives: barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital ([nembutal], secobarbital [seconal], amobarbital [amytal]); chloral hydrate (notec, somnos, felsules); glutethimide (doriden); equanil, miltown, noludar, placidly, valmid, methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes); benzodiazepines (such as rohypnol, valium, librium, ativan, xanax, halcion, and many others); drugs designed specifically to induce sleep (zolpidem [ambien], eszopiclone [lunesta], and ramelteon [rozerem]); gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Steroids: steroids, roids, juice
Stimulants: cocaine, (coke, blow, candy, crack, jimmy, rock, nose candy, whitecoat), amphetamine (crank, bennies, uppers), methamphetamine (meth, crystal, crystal meth, ice), ephedrine, methylphenidate (ritalin), methcathinone (cat, crank, goob)
Part 2: Brain basics
Drug basics
Addiction
Legal issues
Further reading
Glossary of drug-related street terms/slang words
Index
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Just say know (a college student's perspective / Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster)
Test your drug knowledge
Part 1: Alcohol: liquor, whiskey, booze, hooch, wine, beer, ale, porter
Caffeine: coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, over-the-counter pain relievers and stimulants, some prescription medications
Ecstasy: MDMA (X, XTC, Adam), MDE (Eve), MDA (love)
Hallucinogens: lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-acid, blotter, California sunshine, microdot, trip, yellow sunshine, etc); mescaline (peyote, buttons, mesc, mescal, topi); psilocybin mushrooms (boomers, magic mushrooms, shrooms); dimethyltryptamine (DMT-businessman's special); ayahuasca (caapi, yage, vegetal); belladonna alkaloids (atropine, scopolamine, belladonna, deadly nightshade, jimsonweed, stink weed, mandrake); phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust, T, peace pill); ketamine (special K, K); dextromethorphan (dex, robo, red devils); salvia divinorum (ska, Maria, la Maria, ska Pastora)
Herbal drugs: herbal x-tacy, smart drugs, ginseng, melatonin, etc
Inhalants: nitrates (butyl or amyl-bolt, bullets, climax, locker room, rush, poppers, snappers, aimes); anesthetics (nitrous oxide-whippets; gaseous anesthesia agents used for surgery-halothane ether); solvents, paints, sprays, and fuels (toluene, gasoline, glues, canned spray paint, etc)
Marijuana: marijuana (reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke); hashish (hash, tar); hash oil (oil, charas)
Summary: From the Publisher: The third edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. Together, the first two editions of Buzzed have sold over 120,000 copies-and now the authors have revised and updated the book to include the most recent discoveries about drugs, including new information on the energy drinks craze, prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Ambien, and the date-rape drug GHB. Scientifically accurate and easy to read, this no-nonsense 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 methamphetamine. 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 better decisions with accurate information at hand.
ISBN: 0393329852
9780393329858
Branch Call Number: 615.78 K9614b 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Drugs of abuse Popular works
Topical Term: Drugs of abuse
LCCN: 2008000314
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Presents scientifically accurate and accessible information on the effects of drugs on the body and brain. Neither a how-to or a sermon on "just say no," it is based on the premise that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.


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