Buzzed: Straight Facts about Most Used Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Buzzed: Straight Facts about Most Used Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy



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Buzzed: Straight Facts about Most Used Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson

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

Together, the first two editions of Buzzed have sold over 120,000 copies—and now the authors have revised and updated the book to include the most recent discoveries about drugs, including new information on the energy drinks craze, prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Ambien, and the date-rape drug GHB. Scientifically accurate and easy to read, this no-nonsense handbook gives the most balanced, objective information available on the most often used and abused drugs, from alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine to heroin, Ecstasy, and 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 kinds of "high" 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 at hand. 8 pages of color illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393324938
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/2003
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 345
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, and Wilkie Wilson are professors of pharmacology, psychiatry and psychology, and pharmacology, respectively, at the Duke University Medical Center.

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Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kawgirl on LibraryThing 24 hours ago
Just Say Know is the tag line on this book. This book is a great source of objective information. I use information in this book when in counselling sessions with addicts who said they never knew the drugs had those effects. Now they have more reason to get clean. It's a must read for anyone who wants to be informed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i've read some books about drugs in the past that are boring and talk to you more about not doing a drug and stuff you could care less about than they do about its effects. buzzed is the complete opposite. it gives you straight facts about so many different kinds of drugs from caffeine to heroin. i bought this book a few years ago and it still keeps me well informed to this day. anyone who is considering experimenting a drug for the first time should definitely read this book. or if you just like to learn about drugs and their effects on the mind and body then this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read alot of drug information books, went threw hell myself,, this one is pretty good, alot of usefull information...thumbs up..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Helpful, at least now i know what Im doing to my brain...