Why We Take Drugs
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📒The Addicted Brain ✍ Michael J. Kuhar
✏The Addicted Brain Book Summary : A scientific explanation of addiction by a leading neuroscientist looks at how and why people become addicts and discusses advances in prevention and treatment.
📒Why We Take Drugs ✍ Tom Yardley
✏Why We Take Drugs Book Summary : In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed their hands of any responsibility for assimilating the desire for intoxication into social existence, and by doing so have sponsored a free-for-all that has often had disastrous consequences for individuals and communities alike. Why We Take Drugs provides a timely intervention in the growing debate about the wisdom of the ongoing ‘war on drugs’. Rather than adopting the assumption that drug and alcohol use is a problem that poses a threat to society, this book makes a case for the idea that society is a problem for intoxicant drug use and that it is society that poses a threat, by denying those who seek intoxication a legitimate and socially sanctioned space in which to experience these altered states. Scholarly yet approachable, it provides a new understanding of the meaning and role of intoxicant drug use in contemporary society, setting an in-depth phenomenological analysis of intoxication as an embodied experience within a wide sociological, anthropological and historical context. These ideas are brought to life by intimate and revealing accounts of ordinary drug users’ experiences with a wide range of substances. This book will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol studies, body studies, cultural studies, anthropology and philosophy.
📒Why Do People Take Drugs ✍ Patsy Westcott
✏Why Do People Take Drugs Book Summary : Explains what drugs are and how they affect people, why people take drugs, and what drug addiction is.
📒Say Why To Drugs ✍ Suzi Gage
✏Say Why to Drugs Book Summary : A definitive and authoritative guide to drugs and why we get high from the creator of the top-rated podcast, Say Why to Drugs. Drugs. We've all done them. Whether it's a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a cigarette or a sleeping pill. But how well do we understand the effects of the drugs we take - legal or illegal? Say Why to Drugs investigates the science behind recreational drugs- debunking common myths and misconceptions, as well as containing the most recent scientific research. Looking at a range of drugs, this book provides a clear understanding of how drugs work and what they're really doing to your mind and body. Along the way you will find out why ketamine is on the WHO's list of essential medicines, why some researchers hope MDMA could treat PTSD, and much more. Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Say Why to Drugs is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the drugs debate.
✏Say Why to Drugs Everything You Need to Know about the Drugs We Take and Why We Get High Book Summary : A definitive and authoritative guide to drugs and why we get high from the creator of the top-rated podcast, Say Why to Drugs. Drugs. We've all done them. Whether it's a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, a cigarette or a sleeping pill. But how well do we understand the effects of the drugs we take - legal or illegal? Say Why to Drugs investigates the science behind recreational drugs- debunking common myths and misconceptions, as well as containing the most recent scientific research. Looking at a range of drugs, this book provides a clear understanding of how drugs work and what they're really doing to your mind and body. Along the way you will find out why ketamine is on the WHO's list of essential medicines, why some researchers hope MDMA could treat PTSD, and much more. Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Say Why to Drugs is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the drugs debate.
📒Forbidden Drugs ✍ Philip Robson
✏Forbidden Drugs Book Summary : Recreational drug use is a world-wide phenomenon. Despite the best efforts of governments, the public fascination with drugs shows no signs of abating. With media accounts of illegal drug use often verging on the hysterical, this book provides a refreshingly balanced and honest account of drug use throughout the world, one based on scientific fact, and not dogma. The book examines all the drugs currently used throughout the world, looking at their effects and side-effects. Why do people use drugs? Why do they become addicted? What are the lessons to be learned from making drugs illegal? Updated for the third edition with chapters rewritten to take account of scientific, epidemiological and political developments since the second edition, and with a new section on the present and future US drug policy from high-profile contributors, the book provides a much needed rational approach to the problem of drug use.
✏Why Do Drugs Cost So Much Book Summary : Life is made up of a series of journeys, some small, some large. How we handle these journeys and which roads we ultimately travel, define our characteristics and the way others view us as human beings. Most of us choose the road less travelled and when we are faced with the occassional fork in the road we have a choice of which path to follow. The paths rarely pose decisions that could effect the rest of our lives. But what happens if one day you reach a crossroad and the path chooses you? This is the true story of one man's life that was changed drastiacally in January 1984, in a Texas Parking lot, due to a bullet from an unknown assailant. How he coped with this tragedy and the decisions he made to overcome the adversities that faced him, reflected what the human spirit is capable of. This man led a remakable life and was an inspiration to all who knew him. Many called him a hero--I called him my brother.
📒Addictive Personalities And Why People Take Drugs ✍ Gary Winship
✏Addictive Personalities and Why People Take Drugs Book Summary : 'Why do we take drugs? I haven't the faintest idea, but Gary Winship has a damned good go at telling me the answer. Some might say this is a largely academic book, but as an ex-psychiatric nurse and a Jo Public for the last twenty-five years, I'd say there's something in here for everyone. We've all taken drugs at some point in our lives (except, perhaps, my grandma) so one way to find out why is by reading this fascinating book.'- Jo Brand, comic, author, and actress
📒Matters Of Substance ✍ Griffith Edwards
✏Matters of Substance Book Summary : Presented by an editor of the journal Addiction, an analysis of the ways in which drugs are controlled throughout the world evaluates drug use and abuse in a societal context that considers contemporary beliefs about personal freedom, pleasure, and globalization.
📒A Reconciliation Of Scientific Observation With Spiritual Revela ✍ Thomas Edward McNeightpeglerpegler
✏A Reconciliation of Scientific Observation with Spiritual Revela Book Summary : Description'A Reconciliation of Scientific Observation with Spiritual Revelation' is my latest book dealing with issues of a philosophical as well as of a spiritual nature, using as its backdrop the spectre of mental illness and the way that many sufferers from mental disorders are treated these days. I have tried, in this short piece of writing, to elucidate concerns regarding truth and reality that continue to vex me, as well as highlighting the plight of the mentally ill, showing, I hope, the harshness with which those people are treated by the community at large. About the AuthorThomas Edward McNeight is a published author on issues concerning mental health. He uses as his background his studies in philosophy with the university. He lives in Whanganui, New Zealand, occupying himself with writing and painting, as well as acquainting himself with his friends who also have emotional problems and are only too aware of the persecution that is so prevalent in today's world regarding people who do not seem to be able to fit in, in the society to which they supposedly belong.