The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy

Kuhn, Cynthia

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2008
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 0393329852
Branch Call Number: 615.78 K9614b 2008
Characteristics: 367 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,24 cm


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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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Sep 26, 2013

Where's the book? The catalog says it's here but it is not.


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