Ecstasy Dangerous Euphoria

Ecstasy  Dangerous Euphoria
Author: Malinda Miller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292952
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ecstasy—or MDMA as scientists know it— is a growing trend in North America and around the world. Researchers are looking into the possibility that ecstasy could help patients with anxiety disorders. Meanwhile, thousands of young people are abusing ecstasy to get a high. It's especially popular at parties and raves, where it can be most dangerous, though its use is growing outside of this setting. Ecstasy: Dangerous Euphoria provides information on what ecstasy is, where it comes from, and who becomes addicted. Read on to find out important information about ecstasy abuse and its affect on the brain and body. You'll also learn about how to fight ecstasy addiction and how to lead a clean life.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy
Author: Christine Petersen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781627123754
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Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

More commonly known as ‘E’, ecstasy or MDMA is a psychoactive drug which in users produces increased empathy, euphoria, and an altered sense of time. Ecstasy is illegal in most of the world, however studies continue to pursue ecstasy and its help in the treatment of PTSD. As an uncontrolled substance however, this drug is dangerous and over time can alter brain chemistry, increase depression and anxiety, and effect the nervous system. This timely book exposes readers to personal stories from teens coping with ecstasy abuse. It also provides warning signs, treatment options, and most importantly, solutions. Sidebars, a relevant glossary of terms, current websites, and science content are included in this detailed look into the teen issue of ecstasy use and abuse.

The Truth About Ecstasy

The Truth About Ecstasy
Author: Anne Alvergue,Lanie Kimlan
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781448846474
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Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the effects of ecstasy, explains why it is a dangerous drug and how it can lead to addiction, and discusses how to seek addiction help.

Hallucinogens Unreal Visions

Hallucinogens  Unreal Visions
Author: Sheila Nelson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292969
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seeing things that aren't really there, thinking thoughts you would never normally have thought— hallucinogenic drugs work on the body by altering the way a person thinks, feels, or experiences reality. Some of these drugs are found in nature, while others are created in laboratories. All of them can have dangerous short-term and long-term effects. Hallucinogens: Unreal Visions tells the long history of these drugs. Because of the effects hallucinogens have on perceptions, people have often believed these drugs were showing them deeper meanings about the world or helping them connect with gods or their own unconscious minds. Hallucinogens, however, can be extremely dangerous. While legitimate medical or therapeutic uses may be found for these drugs in the future, taking them with friends or alone could be extremely dangerous or even deadly. This book will tell you more.

Blitzed

Blitzed
Author: Norman Ohler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780241256985
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Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sensational international bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances

Club Drugs and Novel Psychoactive Substances
Author: Owen Bowden-Jones,Dima Abdulrahim
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781911623090
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Release: 2020-10-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emerging illicit drugs pose a significant clinical challenge. This handbook offers an engaging, concise guide to managing these challenges.

Steroids Pumped Up and Dangerous

Steroids  Pumped Up and Dangerous
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293058
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You're a high school athlete who wants to increase the possibility of a successful college sports career and a shot at the pros. But you know you just don't have all that it takes. Then it hits you: you can do what the pros do (at least some of them)—take steroids! It may sound like a good idea, but Steroids: Pumped Up and Dangerous reveals these drugs' dangerous side effects, both short and long term. Get the lowdown on treatment and the legal consequences of using illegal steroids. Perhaps most important, discover safer ways to achieve the same results.

Ecstasy The Complete Guide

Ecstasy  The Complete Guide
Author: Julie Holland
Pages: 454
ISBN: 0892818573
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Release: 2001-08
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Use of the drug ecstasy, once confined to the teen rave scene, and college campuses, is exploding across America. Ecstasy: The Complete Guide takes the first unbiased look at the risks and the benefits of this unique drug, including the science of how it works; its promise as a treatment for depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other mental illnesses; and how to minimize the risks of use.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Drugs in American Society  An Encyclopedia of History  Politics  Culture  and the Law  3 volumes
Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Pages: 1163
ISBN: 9781610695961
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Release: 2014-12-16
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Dual Diagnosis Drug Addiction and Mental Illness

Dual Diagnosis  Drug Addiction and Mental Illness
Author: Malinda Miller
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292945
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Having a drug addiction is hard enough. So is having a mental illness such as schizophrenia, depression, or an anxiety disorder. Imagine having them both. You'll find out what that's like in Dual Diagnosis: Drug Addiction and Mental Illness. Many people suffer from both an addiction to a drug and another mental illness, making everyday life almost impossible. Dual Diagnosis explores ways to deal with dangerous addictions on top of mental illness. The book covers what addictions and mental illnesses are, diagnosis, and multiple treatment options. You'll also read inspirational stories about people who have suffered with—and overcome-dual diagnosis.

Marijuana Mind Altering Weed

Marijuana  Mind Altering Weed
Author: E.J. Sanna
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292990
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marijuana. It's been called a gateway drug, an introduction to the world of harder illegal drugs. Yet many people consider it to be a safe drug—at least safer than heroin, LSD, or cocaine. However, while marijuana might not be directly responsible for causing any deaths, the consequences of its use can be detrimental to the lives of its users. This book describes the history of marijuana use, the dangers of its use, and the legal consequences. You'll also learn about the controversies surrounding the drug—including the issues of decriminalization and the use of medical marijuana. Treatment options for marijuana dependency are also discussed

Love is the Drug

Love is the Drug
Author: Brian D. Earp,Julian Savulescu
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781526145567
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Release: 2020-01-30
Editor: Manchester University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if there were a pill for love? Or an anti-love drug, designed to help us break up? This controversial and timely new book argues that recent medical advances have brought chemical control of our romantic lives well within our grasp. Substances affecting love and relationships, whether prescribed by doctors or even illicitly administered, are not some far-off speculation – indeed our most intimate connections are already being influenced by pills we take for other purposes, such as antidepressants. Treatments involving certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA—the active ingredient in Ecstasy—might soon exist to encourage feelings of love and help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties. Others may ease a breakup or soothe feelings of rejection. Such substances could have transformative implications for how we think about and experience love. This brilliant intervention into the debate builds a case for conducting further research into "love drugs" and "anti-love drugs" and explores their ethical implications for individuals and society. Rich in anecdotal evidence and case-studies, the book offers a highly readable insight into a cutting-edge field of medical research that could have profound effects on us all. Will relationships be the same in the future? Will we still marry? It may be up to you to decide whether you want a chemical romance.

Drug Use for Grown Ups

Drug Use for Grown Ups
Author: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101981658
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Hart’s argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country’s war on drugs, we should all share his outrage.” —The New York Times Book Review From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the effects of so-called recreational drugs on the human mind and body. Dr. Hart is open about the fact that he uses drugs himself, in a happy balance with the rest of his full and productive life as a colleague, husband, father, and friend. In Drug Use for Grown-Ups, he draws on decades of research and his own personal experience to argue definitively that the criminalization and demonization of drug use--not drugs themselves--have been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country's enduring structural racism. Dr. Hart did not always have this view. He came of age in one of Miami's most troubled neighborhoods at a time when many ills were being laid at the door of crack cocaine. His initial work as a researcher was aimed at proving that drug use caused bad outcomes. But one problem kept cropping up: the evidence from his research did not support his hypothesis. From inside the massively well-funded research arm of the American war on drugs, he saw how the facts did not support the ideology. The truth was dismissed and distorted in order to keep fear and outrage stoked, the funds rolling in, and Black and brown bodies behind bars. Drug Use for Grown-Ups will be controversial, to be sure: the propaganda war, Dr. Hart argues, has been tremendously effective. Imagine if the only subject of any discussion about driving automobiles was fatal car crashes. Drug Use for Grown-Ups offers a radically different vision: when used responsibly, drugs can enrich and enhance our lives. We have a long way to go, but the vital conversation this book will generate is an extraordinarily important step.

Methamphetamine Unsafe Speed

Methamphetamine  Unsafe Speed
Author: Kim Etingoff
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293003
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meth, speed, chalk, glass, yaba, ice. Whatever you call it, methamphetamine has become one of the most abused and dangerous drugs in the world. It can be made in home labs from easily obtained ingredients, and its use crosses economic and social barriers. Urban or rural communities, it doesn't matter. Methamphetamine is everywhere. In Methamphetamine: Unsafe Speed, you'll learn how methamphetamine was developed, how its use has spread, and how it is used for limited medical purposes. You'll also learn about methamphetamine abuse. Who becomes an abuser? What are the symptoms of meth abuse? How can addiction be overcome? What are the legal consequences of meth abuse? This book offers answers to all these questions.

Drug Alcohol Related Health Issues

Drug    Alcohol Related Health Issues
Author: Joan Esherick
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422290040
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As an adolescent, you'll have to make up your mind about a lot of things. Drugs and alcohol are among the most important. Using chemicals recreationally is a common aspect of many teen parties. No one sets out to become addicted. No one plans on any harmful side effects. But these things do happen. You owe it to yourself to find out the facts about drugs and alcohol. This book will tell you: •Some of the reasons why teens choose to start using drugs. •How chemical substances affect your brain. •Information about the "gateway" drugs—tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants. •The truth about abusing prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and steroids. •The dangers involved with Ecstasy and other club drugs, as well as heroin. Don't depend on peer pressure to make up your mind. Drugs and alcohol can permanently damage your life. You don't want to be one of the teens who is literally dying for acceptance!

Cocaine The Rush to Destruction

Cocaine  The Rush to Destruction
Author: Zachary Chastain
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422292938
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blow, snow, crack . . . Whatever you call it, cocaine is a big problem in the United States and Canada. More than a million individuals in the United States can be classified as being addicted to cocaine. Cocaine: The Rush to Destruction tells the story of cocaine, its history and role in medicine, religion, and even soda production. Learn about the biology behind the highs—and lows—of the drug's use. You will also discover the long- and short-term effects of cocaine abuse and addiction, and you'll get information on kicking the cocaine habit. First-person stories of individuals with cocaine addiction—and some who are fighting the addiction—provide cautionary tales as well as stories of hope.

Lowinson and Ruiz s Substance Abuse

Lowinson and Ruiz s Substance Abuse
Author: Pedro Ruiz,Eric C. Strain
Pages: 1074
ISBN: 9781605472775
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Release: 2011
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A comprehensive, authoritative text on all aspects of substance abuse and addiction medicine. Scientific topics such as the biology of various addictions and all dimensions of clinical treatment and management are addressed by a wide range of leading contributors. Behavioral addictions are addressed also, so the text is not solely devoted to specific substances and their misuse"--Provided by publisher.

Beer Booze and Books

Beer  Booze  and Books
Author: Jim Matthews
Pages: 183
ISBN: 0963183419
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System

The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System
Author: Bertha Madras,Michael Kuhar
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780124186859
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Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drug use and abuse continues to thrive in contemporary society worldwide and the instance and damage caused by addiction increases along with availability. The Effects of Drug Abuse on the Human Nervous System presents objective, state-of-the-art information on the impact of drug abuse on the human nervous system, with each chapter offering a specific focus on nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, sedative-hypnotics, and designer drugs. Other chapters provide a context for drug use, with overviews of use and consequences, epidemiology and risk factors, genetics of use and treatment success, and strategies to screen populations and provide appropriate interventions. The book offers meaningful, relevant and timely information for scientists, health-care professionals and treatment providers. A comprehensive reference on the effects of drug addiction on the human nervous system Focuses on core drug addiction issues from nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and other commonly abused drugs Includes foundational science chapters on the biology of addiction Details challenges in diagnosis and treatment options

Recreational Ritalin The Not So Smart Drug

Recreational Ritalin  The Not So Smart Drug
Author: Ida Walker
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781422293034
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It seemed like an easy answer. If a child was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder—ADHD—give him Ritalin and all would be better. The answer—and the condition—turned out not to be that easy. Recreational Ritalin: The Not-So-Smart Drug provides an overview of ADHD and the drug most often prescribed to treat the condition. This book provides you with a description of other drugs like Ritalin and their effects, good and bad. You will also learn about ADHD and the controversy surrounding its diagnosis and treatment. But Ritalin and other drugs like it have moved out of the classroom and away from their legitimate uses in treating a medical condition. College students and young professionals are now using the drugs to gain that "extra edge" to achieve success. Recreational Ritalin: The Not-So-Smart Drug tells their stories as well. You will also discover how Ritalin abuse is being effectively treated.