Living with Drugs

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Psychology - 229 pages
This book gives an historical perspective of drug taking, and discusses the common drugs in use today from tea, coffee, alcohol and tobacco through cannabis and LSD to hard drugs like heroin.

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Contents

The Chemistry of Everyday Life
1
The Effects of Drugs
13
The Social Context
31
Chemical Comforts
47
Alcohol
61
Tobacco
79
Cannabis
99
The Hallucinogens
117
Archetypal Drugs of Abuse
131
The Control of Drugs
159
Junkie Myths
179
Doors in the Wall
195
Selected Bibliography
209
Index
217
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Michael Gossop is a leading addictions researcher in the National Addiction Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and Head of Research in the Addictions Directorate at the Maudsley hospital in London.

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