Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition) (Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs)

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Third Edition) (Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs)

Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0393329852

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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

Fully revised and updated, this no-nonsense handbook includes the most recent discoveries about drugs, including new information on the energy-drinks craze, prescription drugs such as OxyContin and Ambien, the date-rape drug GHB, and the unique effects of some drugs on the adolescent brain. Scientifically accurate and easy to read, ?Buzzed? 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, and it provides a clear understanding of how drugs work and the consequences of their use. Neither a "Just Say No" treatise nor a "How to" manual, ?Buzzed? is based on the conviction that people make better decisions and accurate information at hand.

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kept using it until it was all gone, and I still would have wanted more.” Does this mean that everyone who uses stimulants becomes addicted? There are thousands of people, ranging from children with ADHD to truck drivers, who regularly use psychomotor stimulants but never develop a compulsive pattern of use. Good prescribing practice by the physician usually leads to safe use for clinical purposes. Taking the drug according to a schedule, instead of “as needed,” helps to avoid a pattern of

appropriate license from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or a prescription from a physician. •Schedule I: Drugs in this class have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse. They cannot be purchased or possessed by anyone. Some of the drugs in this category are all forms of marijuana (natural and synthetic), heroin, all serotonin-related hallucinogens (LSD, psilocybin, and all

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drinking. It is very clear that alcoholism, like diabetes, runs in families. With no family history of alcoholism, the risk of developing alcohol abuse problems is about 10 percent for men and 5 percent for women. However, the risk nearly doubles if there is a family history of alcohol problems. For example, for women who have a first-degree relative (child, sibling, or parent) who is an alcoholic, the chances rise from 5 percent to 10 percent. For men with a first-degree relative who is an

assistance during the preparation of the fourth edition of Buzzed. Two individuals were exceptional in helping us understand the rudimentary principles discussed in the “Legal Issues” chapter. First we thank Mr. Rick Glaser, former first assistant United States attorney of the Northern District of Florida who is now partner, board member, and head of Government Investigation and the White Collar Crime Team for Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein in Charlotte, North Carolina. He clearly and carefully

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