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

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

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by Andrew T. Weil, Winifred Rosen
     
 

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Drugs are as pervasive as ever, and parents and children alike need complete, unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and the body. Weil and Rosen cover a wide range of available substances, from coffee to marijuana, from antihistamines to psychedelics, from steroids to the new "smart drugs."  See more details below

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Drugs are as pervasive as ever, and parents and children alike need complete, unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and the body. Weil and Rosen cover a wide range of available substances, from coffee to marijuana, from antihistamines to psychedelics, from steroids to the new "smart drugs."

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Library Journal
Since drug use has occurred throughout history and within most cultures, the authors in this updated edition of their original work ( LJ 3/15/83) believe that ``education based on truthful information is the only solution to the drug problem.'' In straightforward language, Weil and Rosen distinguish between drug use and drug abuse and stress the importance of developing a ``good relationship'' with drugs. Because the authors do not condemn drug use (legal or illegal), their volume may be considered unorthodox by some. Each chapter deals with a specific class of drugs, such as stimulants, depressants, and psychedelics, and describes the different effects of drugs in each category. At the end of each chapter are some precautions for using those drugs and also suggested readings for more information. Aimed at young people and their parents and teachers, this book offers an alternative way of looking at drug use. Recommended for public libraries.-- Kathleen McQuiston, Philadelphia Coll. of Pharmacy & Science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395911525
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet 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.

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