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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Drugs Without the Hot Air

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Publisher Comments:

Winner of:

Transmission Prize for the Communication of Ideas 2014

Highly Commended, Popular Medicine, British Medical Association awards

 
From health to family to society, this informative exploration takes an evidence-based view of all the factors involved in drug use. Applying the same objective criteria to legal and illegal substances, an argument is made that legality is not a clear measure for harm. Tackling a variety of questions, such as Which is more harmful—Ecstasy or alcohol? Can addiction be cured? and Does the "War on Drugs" have serious unintended effects that can hurt children?, this analysis equips readers with the ability to make educated decisions regarding drugs both personally and in their communities. Broadening the scope of the discussion, a framework is explored for formulating national drug policies that will minimize a myriad of harms—social, medical, criminal, financial, and environmental.

About the Author

David Nutt is a writer and a psychiatrist in the field of psychopharmacology. He is the author of Drugs and the Future, Handbook of Anxiety and Fear, The Neurobiology of Addiction, and Sleep Disorders and has written articles for the Journal of Psychopharmacology and the Lancet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906860165
Author:
Nutt, David
Publisher:
Uit Cambridge Ltd.
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Pharmacology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Without the Hot Air
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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