Drugs Without the Hot Air : Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs
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- It explains what drugs are, how they work, and how people become addicted.
- How harmful are alcohol and tobacco compared to illegal drugs?
- Does the 'War on Drugs' cause more harm than good? How does it affect legitimate scientific research into potentially valuable therapies?
- What should you tell your children about drugs, and at what age?
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 129 x 198 x 31mm | 350g
- 24 Aug 2012
- UIT Cambridge LTD
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- First Edition
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Table of contents
2 Is ecstasy more dangerous than horse riding?
3 How can we measure the harms done by drugs?
4 Why do people take drugs?
5 Cannabis, and why did Queen Victoria take it?
6 If alcohol were discovered today, would it be legal?
7 "Meow meow" - should mephedrone have been banned?
8 What is addiction? Is there an "addictive personality"?
9 Can addiction be cured?
10 Cocaine - from chewing to crack
11 Why was smoking banned in public places?
12 Prescription drugs
13 Can drugs improve performance?
14 Psychedelics - should scientists try LSD?
15 The War on Drugs, and drugs in war
16 The future of drugs
17 What should I tell my kids about drugs?
About David Nutt
He was Chair of the ACMD's Technical Committee for seven years, and became chairman of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs in 2010.