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

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A revised edition of the definitive guide to mind-altering medications describes the effects of legal and illegal drugs, including side effects, safety precautions, and alternatives, looking at everything from coffee and chocolate to marijuana, psychedelics, steroids, antihistamines, and new sections on Ecstasy, oxycontin, Prozac, ephedra, and other new drugs. Reprint.

About the Author

Andrew Weil, M.D., has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the best-selling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, he traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. He is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Table of Contents

1. Straight talk at the start — 2. What is a drug? — 3. Why people use drugs — 4. Relationships with drugs — 5. Types of drugs — 6. Stimulants — 7. Depressants — 8. Psychedelics, or hallucinogens — 9. Marijuana — 10. Solvents and inhalants ; deliriants ; PCP and ketamine — 11. Medical drugs ; herbal remedies ; smart drugs — 12. Problems with drugs — 13. Alternatives to taking drugs — 14. Final words — Appendix. First-person accounts and comments — Glossary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547525662
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
General Health & Fitness
Author:
Winifred Rosen
Author:
Weil, Andrew T., M.D.
Author:
Rosen, Winifred
Author:
Weil, Andrew T.
Author:
Andrew Weil
Author:
Weil Andrew
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Psychotropic drugs
Subject:
American Studies-Drugs and Culture
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Alternative
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Consumer Drug Reference
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Natural Medicine
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Subject:
HEAL-CONS DRUG R840EndCap
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Health & Fitness : General
Publication Date:
December 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Alternative
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
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"Synopsis" by , A revised edition of the definitive guide to mind-altering medications describes the effects of legal and illegal drugs, including side effects, safety precautions, and alternatives, looking at everything from coffee and chocolate to marijuana, psychedelics, steroids, antihistamines, and new sections on Ecstasy, oxycontin, Prozac, ephedra, and other new drugs. Reprint.
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