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Buzzed

Buzzed - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393324938

Cover of Buzzed 2ND 03 (ISBN 978-0393324938)
ISBN13: 978-0393324938
ISBN10: 0393324931
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2003
International: No

List price: $17.95

Buzzed - 2ND 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393324938

Cynthia Kuhn

ISBN13: 978-0393324938
ISBN10: 0393324931
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 03
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

The groundbreaking original edition of Buzzed has sold over 60,000 copies--and now the authors have revised and updated it to include the most recent discoveries about drugs. This scientifically accurate and easy-to-read 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 Special K. 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 healthier decisions when they "just say know"--when they understand in straightforward language how our complex brains really work and why even small doses of various substances can have such powerful (and sometimes life-threatening) effects. 8 pages of color illustrations.

Table of Contents

Introduction p. 15
Just Say Know (A College Student's Perspective) p. 21
Test Your Drug Knowledge p. 25
Alcohol p. 31
Caffeine p. 59
Ecstasy p. 74
Hallucinogens p. 83
Herbal Drugs p. 110
Inhalants p. 122
Marijuana p. 134
Nicotine p. 162
Opiates p. 175
Sedatives p. 193
Steroids p. 203
Stimulants p. 210
Brain Basics p. 233
Drug Basics p. 249
Addiction p. 259
Legal Issues p. 269
Further Reading p. 281
Glossary of Drug-Related Street Terms/Slang Words p. 291
Index p. 331
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