Drugs - Without the Hot Air

Minimizing the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs

Author: David Nutt

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 352

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From health to family to society, this informative exploration takes an evidence-based view of all the factors involved in drug use.

The Holistic Manifesto: Centre-Left Policies for the Twenty-First Century

Author: E. P. Anthony

Publisher: Lulu.com


Category: Equality

Page: 318

View: 354

E.P. Anthony, an economist, trader and wealth manager focuses on the political economy of inequality and the decline of centre-left parties in the developed world in this manifesto. His analysis will especially appeal to readers in the Anglo-Saxon economies of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand where inequality has increased most rapidly. The manifesto summarizes recent literature on inequality in an accessible way, including the best-selling books by Thomas Piketry, Chrystia Freeland, and Joseph Stiglitz. However, while those books provide great analysis, Anthony proposes solutions, including how to: prevent another global financial crisis; stimulate economic productivity and growth; and take wide-ranging action to reduce inequality...

The War on Drugs

A Failed Experiment

Author: Paula Mallea

Publisher: Dundurn.com


Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 134

Explores the spectacular failure of the war on drugs to weaken drug cartels and the illegal drug supply, as well as the modern history of drug use and abuse, the pharmacology of illegal drugs, and the economy of the illegal drug trade.

Drug Abuse

Author: Arthur Gillard

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC


Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 760

This volume presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of drug abuse. Both conservative and liberal points of view are provided in an even balance. Readers will evaluate drug abuse causes, the impact of the war on drugs, the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs, and whether drugs should be legalized. They will learn about varying methods of preventing drug abuse. Stellar sources include Dr. Harold Koplewicz, The Economist, Northbound Academy, John Stossel, Genevieve Pham-Kanter, and Jane Bianchi.

Drugs on the Dark Net

How Cryptomarkets are Transforming the Global Trade in Illicit Drugs

Author: J. Martin

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 92

View: 556

This study explores the rapidly expanding world of online illicit drug trading. Since the fall of the infamous Silk Road, a new generation of cryptomarkets can be found thriving on the dark net. Martin explores how these websites defy powerful law enforcement agencies and represent the new digital front in the 'war on drugs'.

Addictions From an Attachment Perspective

Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours?

Author: Richard Gill

Publisher: Karnac Books


Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 131

This outstanding book is an important collection of papers from the 2013 John Bowlby Memorial Conference by accomplished clinicians from different modalities who share their experience of working with people with different kinds of addiction. The papers bring together an in-depth understanding that addictions are a response to, and hold the pain of, broken attachments and are best treated within healthy interpersonal relationships. For a long time the person with an addiction has been seen as the problem with society being able to live in denial of the causes. These papers open up innovative and effective ways of working with people troubled by addiction from an attachment-informed perspective.Contributors: Cara Crossan, Richard Gill, Lynn Greenwood, Bob Johnson, Liz Karter, Edward Khantzian, Arlene Vetere, Kate White, Jason Wright

Addiction Medicine

Author: John B. Saunders

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Addicts

Page: 641

View: 704

Substance use and related addictive disorders rate amongst the top four risk factors contributing to the global burden of disease and form an increasingly important part of medical and healthcare practice. Substance use disorders can cause, mimic, underlie or complicate a large number of common medical and psychiatric disorders. Making a correct diagnosis of the substance use disorder can facilitate clinical diagnosis, avoid unnecessary tests, shorten hospital stay and make the clinician and patient's life easier and safer. Part of the successful Oxford Specialist Handbooks series, the second edition of Addiction Medicine is a concise and practical guide for students, practitioners of medicine and other health professions who come into contact with people with substance use disorders. Providing up-to-date practical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management options, this edition expands on the first edition through updated content and global coverage of addiction medicine. Edited by a global team of experienced psychiatrists specialized in addictions, Addiction Medicine, Second edition contains everything you need to know to assist in the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of patients with substance use and related addictive disorders.

Mind-Altering Drugs

The Science of Subjective Experience

Author: Mitch Earleywine

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 406

At least one of every three Americans has used an illicit drug. Drugs attract considerable attention in science, legislation, and the media. Nonetheless, many people develop attitudes about drugs and drug users based on limited information. Researchers often find themselves divided into camps based on the drug they study most often, which limits their ability to benefit from important work done on other drugs. As a result, government policies form without a complete understanding of the intoxication experience. What is the nature of intoxication? At first, this question appears to be simple and straightforward, but upon closer inspection, the dichotomous distinctions between everyday awareness and its alternatives grow fuzzy. An in-depth examination of the subjective effects of drugs and the pursuit of altered states soon leads to age-old questions about free will, heredity, environment, and consciousness. Mind-Altering Drugs is the first book to bring together chapters from leading researchers that present diverse, empirically based insights into the subjective experiences of drugs a nd their links to addictive potential. By avoiding simple depictions of psychoactive chemicals and the people who use them, these recognized experts explain how modern research in many fields reveals a complex interaction between people, situations, and substances. Their work demonstrates that only a multitude of approaches can show the nuances of subjective experience, and that each substance may create a different effect with every administration in each user. Simple references to physiological underpinnings or positive reinforcement fail to explain the diverse responses to drugs. However, research has progressed to reveal broad, repeatable evidence that the subjective effects of substances play an important role in our understanding of drug abuse, and so should inform our decisions about policy. This thorough and accessible review of the subjective effects of drugs and the dominant theories behind those effects will provide a wealth of information about the experience of intoxication for lay readers, and a road map to studies in other disciples for student and professional researchers.

Echoes in the Graveyard

Author: SJ Calhoun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 230

Echoes in the graveyard is a suspenseful tale of death and rebirth in a small New England college town during homecoming.