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

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

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Overview

The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior.


A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes. “Lively, highly informative, unbiased, [and] thorough” (Addiction Research & Theory), this no-nonsense handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to 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 different “highs” 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 in hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393344516
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Edition description: Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 175,709
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Kuhn is professor of pharmacology at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Scott Swartzwelder, PhD is a professor of psychiatry at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Wilkie Wilson is professor of prevention science at Duke University.

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Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative and evrything frm origin/history of, to myths and scientific evidence,trials and experiences
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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