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From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs [NOOK Book]

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From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of America’s 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 ...
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From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs

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Overview

From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of America’s 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.

Why people use drugs; types of drugs, their characteristics & uses; drug addiction; drug alternatives.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547525662
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/9/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 345,423
  • File size: 311 KB

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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Table of Contents

1 Straight talk at the start 1
2 What is a drug? 10
3 Why people use drugs 15
4 Relationships with drugs 24
5 Types of drugs 30
6 Stimulants 38
7 Depressants 69
8 Psychedelics, or hallucinogens 111
9 Marijuana 135
10 Solvents and inhalants; deliriants; PCP and ketamine 150
11 Medical drugs; herbal remedies; smart drugs 170
12 Problems with drugs 193
13 Alternatives to taking drugs 210
14 Final words 216
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2004

    The best, most comprehensive book I've read dealing with drugs.

    This book recognizes that the best way of dealing with drug use, and preventing drug abuse, is through straightforward information, not scare tactics. It is unbiased, highly informative, and honest. A must read for any high school student.

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  • Posted November 21, 2008

    PHENOMINAL BOOK

    EVERYTHING FROM CHOCOLATE TO MORPHINE IS A PHENOMINAL BOOK.IN ADDITION THE AUTHOR IS UNBIAS AND VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD.I WOULD DEFINITLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK........5 STAR BOOK. (P.S IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO BREAK THE ICE TO DISCUSS W/ A TEEN ABOUT DRUGS AND THEIR EFFECTS!!!!)

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