Speed Ecstasy Ritalin

Speed  Ecstasy  Ritalin
Author: Leslie Iversen
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0198530900
Available:
Release: 2008-01-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. In this book, a leading authority on psychoactive drugs explores the uses and abuses of amphetamines. Eschewing dogma, Iversen presents a fascinating and accessible exposé of recreational and medical amphetamine use.

Speed ecstasy ritalin

Speed  ecstasy  ritalin
Author: Leslie L. Iversen
Pages: 222
ISBN: OCLC:487868656
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Speed Ecstasy Ritalin

Speed  Ecstasy  Ritalin
Author: Leslie Iversen
Pages: 247
ISBN: 3456845197
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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On Speed

On Speed
Author: Nicolas Rasmussen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780814776391
Available:
Release: 2009-11-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A detailed history of the use of amphetamines follows the rise, fall, and surprising resurgence of the popular drug in America since they were marketed as the original antidepressant in the 1930s.

The Truth About Ritalin Abuse

The Truth About Ritalin Abuse
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Drug-Free World
Language: en

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Drugs

Drugs
Author: Les Iversen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780198745792
Available:
Release: 2016-06-09
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen disscusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Killer High

Killer High
Author: Peter Andreas
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780190463014
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

" There is growing alarm over how drugs increasingly empower terrorists, insurgents, traffickers, and gangs. But by looking back not just years and decades but centuries, Peter Andreas reveals that the drugs-conflict nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been its biggest beneficiaries. In his path-breaking Killer High, Andreas shows how six psychoactive drugs--ranging from old to relatively new, mild to potent, licit to illicit, natural to synthetic--have proven to be particularly important war ingredients. This sweeping history tells the story of war from antiquity to the modern age through the lens of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamines, and cocaine. Beer and wine drenched ancient and medieval battlefields, and the distilling revolution lubricated the conquest and ethnic cleansing of the New World. Tobacco became globalized through soldiering, with soldiers hooked on smoking and governments hooked on taxing it. Caffeine and opium fueled imperial expansion and warfare. The commercialization of amphetamines in the twentieth century energized soldiers to fight harder, longer, and faster, while cocaine stimulated an increasingly militarized drug war that produced casualty numbers surpassing most civil wars. As Andreas demonstrates, armed conflict has become progressively more "drugged" with the introduction, mass production, and global spread of mind-altering substances. As a result, we cannot understand the history of war without including drugs, and we similarly cannot understand the history of drugs without including war. From ancient brews and battles to meth and modern warfare, drugs and war have grown up together and become addicted to each other. "--

On Speed

On Speed
Author: Nicolas Rasmussen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0814776272
Available:
Release: 2008-03-01
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life in the Fast Lane: The author on the CHE Uppers. Crank. Bennies. Dexies. Greenies. Black Beauties. Purple Hearts. Crystal. Ice. And, of course, Speed. Whatever their street names at the moment, amphetamines have been an insistent force in American life since they were marketed as the original antidepressants in the 1930s. On Speed tells the remarkable story of their rise, their fall, and their surprising resurgence. Along the way, it discusses the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on medicine, the evolving scientific understanding of how the human brain works, the role of drugs in maintaining the social order, and the centrality of pills in American life. Above all, however, this is a highly readable biography of a very popular drug. And it is a riveting story. Incorporating extensive new research, On Speed describes the ups and downs (fittingly, there are mostly ups) in the history of amphetamines, and their remarkable pervasiveness. For example, at the same time that amphetamines were becoming part of the diet of many GIs in World War II, an amphetamine-abusing counterculture began to flourish among civilians. In the 1950s, psychiatrists and family doctors alike prescribed amphetamines for a wide variety of ailments, from mental disorders to obesity to emotional distress. By the late 1960s, speed had become a fixture in everyday life: up to ten percent of Americans were thought to be using amphetamines at least occasionally. Although their use was regulated in the 1970s, it didn't take long for amphetamines to make a major comeback, with the discovery of Attention Deficit Disorder and the role that one drug in the amphetamine family—Ritalin—could play in treating it. Today’s most popular diet-assistance drugs differ little from the diet pills of years gone by, still speed at their core. And some of our most popular recreational drugs—including the "mellow" drug, Ecstasy—are also amphetamines. Whether we want to admit it or not, writes Rasmussen, we’re still a nation on speed.

The Amphetamine Debate

The Amphetamine Debate
Author: Elaine A. Moore
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780786480128
Available:
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book covers both sides of the debate over amphetamine prescription and use. It discusses the history of amphetamine and related stimulants; ADHD and the use of Ritalin and Adderall to treat it; related neuroenhancers; methamphetamine from Desoxyn to crystal meth; the nature of addiction and side effects; sociological effects of amphetamine compounds; and expert opinions for and against amphetamine use.

Every Molecule Tells a Story

Every Molecule Tells a Story
Author: Simon Cotton
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781439807736
Available:
Release: 2011-11-16
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From cooking to medicine, from engineering to art, chemistry—the science of molecules—is everywhere. A celebration of the molecules of chemistry, Every Molecule Tells a Story celebrates the molecules responsible for the experiences of everyday life: the air we breathe; the water we drink; the chemicals that fuel our living; the steroids that give us sex; the colours of the seasons; the drugs that heal us; and the scented molecules that enrich our diet and our encounters with each other. You can’t see them, but you know that they are there. Unveiling the structures of poisonous "natural" substances and beneficial man-made molecules, this book brushes away any preconceived notions about chemistry to demonstrate why and how molecules matter.

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity
Author: Matthew Smith
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780813550169
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1973, San Francisco allergist Ben Feingold created an uproar by claiming that synthetic food additives triggered hyperactivity, then the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the United States. He contended that the epidemic should not be treated with drugs such as Ritalin but, instead, with a food additive-free diet. Parents and the media considered his treatment, the Feingold diet, a compelling alternative. Physicians, however, were skeptical and designed dozens of trials to challenge the idea. The resulting medical opinion was that the diet did not work and it was rejected. Matthew Smith asserts that those scientific conclusions were, in fact, flawed. An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively.

Choice

Choice
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:49015003161826
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Release: 2007-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Remembering Ritalin

Remembering Ritalin
Author: Lawrence H. Diller
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101514610
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Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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How are the kids of Generation Rx doing now? This groundbreaking book reveals the answers—and raises some important new questions. Written by a clinician with more than thirty years of experience with child patients, Remembering Ritalin offers an intimate and revealing look at the ADHD generation—how they’re doing now and the long-term effects of their diagnoses, medication, and treatment. Revisiting former patients who are now in their twenties, Dr. Diller takes a fresh look at the issue of treating our kids. Is ADHD a useful diagnosis, or an oversimplified, harmful label? What are Ritalin’s long-term effects—good and bad? Together with his articulate former patients, Remembering Ritalin provides insights into one of the most controversial treatment methods of our time. Parents, professionals, and anyone who has been prescribed Ritalin will find these observations illuminating as they delve into the healing process and attempt to answer the question, “Was it the right choice?”

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.

Ritalin Nation

Ritalin Nation
Author: Richard J. DeGrandpre
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0393320251
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Release: 2000
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that the causes of ADD lie mainly in society's reliance on stimulants and not in biological factors, and that the drug Ritalin is a quick fix rather than a long-term solution.

The Truth About Ecstasy

The Truth About Ecstasy
Author: Anne Alvergue,Lanie Kimlan
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781448846436
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Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the effects of the drug ecstasy and provides information about drug testing, dependence and withdrawal, and finding treatment.

The Science of ADHD

The Science of ADHD
Author: Chris Chandler
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9781405162340
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Release: 2011-01-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a long-term disorder affecting many children and adults. It is also a highly controversial psychiatric disorder; in its cause, its diagnosis, and the effect of diagnosis on the patient. This controversy is exacerbated by the commonly recommended treatment for the condition - Ritalin. The Science of ADHD addresses the scientific status of ADHD in an informed and accessible way, without recourse to emotional or biased viewpoints. The very latest studies are used to present a reasoned account of ADHD and its treatment. The Science of ADHD is highly multidisciplinary, covering the areas of genetics, neuroscience, psychology and treatment. The ever increasing scientific evidence is described and discussed, informing the reader of the limitations of the science, but also the benefits that scientific enquiry can bring to understanding what goes on in the ADHD brain"--Provided by publisher.

Shooting Up

Shooting Up
Author: Kamieński
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781787380530
Available:
Release: 2017-08-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From hallucinogenic mushrooms and LSD, to coca and cocaine; from Homeric warriors and the Assassins to the first Gulf War and today’s global insurgents — drugs have sustained warriors in the field and have been used as weapons of warfare, either as non-lethal psychochemical weapons or as a means of subversion. Łukasz Kamieński explores why and how drugs have been issued to soldiers to increase their battlefield performance, boost their courage and alleviate stress and fear — as well as for medical purposes. He also delves into the history of psychoactive substances that combatants ‘self-prescribe’, a practice which dates as far back as the Vikings. Shooting Up is a comprehensive and original history of the relationship between fighting men and intoxicants, from Antiquity till the present day, and looks at how drugs will determine the wars of the future in unforeseen and remarkable ways.

Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology

Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology
Author: Leslie Iversen
Pages: 557
ISBN: 9780195380538
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The text ranges from drugs that affect the mood and behavior to hypnotics, narcotics, anticonvulsants, and analgesics, as well as a variety of drugs that affect the autonomic nervous system and psychoactive drugs used for non-medical reasons - nicotine, alcohol, opiates, psychostimulants and cannabis."--BOOK JACKET.

Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement

Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement
Author: Ruud ter Meulen,Ahmed Mohammed,Wayne Hall
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780191040825
Available:
Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There has been much recent excitement amongst neuroscientists and ethicists about the possibility of using drugs, as well as other technologies, to enhance cognition in healthy individuals. This excitement has arisen from recent advances in neuroscientific technologies such as drugs that increase alertness and wakefulness in healthy individuals or technologies that can stimulate activity in different parts of the brain - either via the scalp or via electrodes - raising the possibility of producing cognitive and affective improvements in otherwise healthy individuals. Despite this growing interest, there are conflicting views on the ethics of cognitive enhancement. Some argue that enhancement is not only an ethical pursuit but one that we have a moral obligation to pursue. Others are more skeptical about the ethical implications and long term effects of cognitive enhancement. Some neuroscientists argue that use of stimulants as putative enhancers will lead to misuse, abuse and addiction in some users, and might have undesirable long-term consequences. This book critically explores and analyses the scientific and ethical debates surrounding cognitive enhancers. Including contributions from neuroscientists, neuropsychopharmacologists, ethicists, philosophers, public health professionals, and policy researchers, the book offers a multidisciplinary, critical consideration of the ethics of the use of cognitive enhancers.