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The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy, Fifth Edition...

Cynthia Kuhn (Duke University School of Medicine) Scott Swartzwelder (Duke University School of Medicine) Wilkie Wilson (Duke University) Jeremy Foster



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WW Norton & Co
09 August 2019
The fifth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold in its four previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes from addiction, the prescription- drug- abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from opioids to e- cigarettes to marijuana, both natural and synthetic.

This no-nonsense handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to 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- and long-term effects, the different highs 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 in hand.

Lively, highly informative, unbiased, [and] thorough. -Addiction Research & Theory
By:   Cynthia Kuhn (Duke University School of Medicine), Scott Swartzwelder (Duke University School of Medicine), Wilkie Wilson (Duke University)
Foreword by:   Jeremy Foster, Leigh Heather Wilson
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   5th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   495g
ISBN:   9780393356465
ISBN 10:   0393356469
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   09 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cynthia Kuhn is professor of pharmacology at the Duke University School of Medicine. Scott Swartzwelder, PhD is a professor of psychiatry at the Duke University School of Medicine. Wilkie Wilson is professor of prevention science at Duke University.

Reviews for Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy, Fifth Edition

This is a well-written and well-organized book that is highly recommended for health care professionals, health educators, and even parents. -- Dr. Charles E. Yesalis, professor at Penn State University and coeditor of Performance Enhancing Substances in Sport and Exercise Students need clear, detailed, comprehensive factual information in order to make smart decisions, and Buzzed provides it all in an easy-to-understand format. What a great resource! -- Ellen Gold, chair of the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Task Force at the American College Health Association A well-written book that dispels some of the myths associated with drug abuse. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a readable, factual account of the physiological and behavioral effects of drugs of abuse. -- Dr. Charles Schuster, director of clinical research on substance abuse at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and former director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Everyone who is interested in drugs will enjoy reading this... The authors approach the subject with neither bias nor exaggeration... A wonderfully interesting and accurate handbook of drug information. -- Carlton K. Erickson, author of The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment A unique, up to date and useful source for all those interested in the workings of and effects of legal and illegal drugs, regardless of whether you are a concerned mother or Irvine Welsh! -- The British Psychological Society Drug education ought to be sober but it doesn't have to be dour. The authors [of Buzzed] have come up with an informative book about the ways people get high. It is also realistic and interesting to read. -- Dallas Morning News Well written and easy to read. [Buzzed] could be used as a resource to be consulted, dipped into simply for interest's sake, or read from cover to cover... If you are looking for an up to date, accessible source of information regarding drugs of abuse, this book would be a good starting point. -- The Ulster Medical Journal Written in no-nonsense narrative prose which commendably simplifies complex neurochemistry without unduly sacrificing accuracy... A worthwhile modern treatment of the range of psychoactive drugs, a good update on neuropharmacology for the layman. -- National Drug Strategy Network

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