Buzzed: the Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Buzzed: the Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Paperback Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs

By (author) Cynthia Kuhn, By (author) Scott Swartzwelder, By (author) Wilkie Wilson

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 28mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393329852
  • ISBN 13: 9780393329858
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 8 pages of color illustrations
  • Sales rank: 103,560

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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.

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* CYNTHIA KUHN, SCOTT SWARTZWELDER, and WILKIE WILSON are professors of pharmacology, psychiatry and psychology, and pharmacology, respectively, at the Duke University Medical Center.

Review quote

"Sane, sharp and up to speed on all the latest research" (The Independent), this is a new, paperback original edition of the "guide to the effects of legal and illicit drugs from coffee to cocaine" (The Economist)."