Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (Paperback)David Nutt (author)
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The science of what drugs are and how they work lets us quantify and compare the harms caused by different drugs. With this information we can radically transform drugs law, and hugely reduce crime and all the other social, economic and health harms currently caused by drugs. The book is written in plain English. It is intended for people who take drugs, and those dealing with the harms drugs cause: parents, teachers, doctors, politicians, social workers and law enforcement agencies.
- It explains what drugs are, how they work, and how people become addicted.
- How harmful are alcohol and tobacco compared to illegal drugs?
- Does the 'War on Drugs' cause more harm than good? How does it affect legitimate scientific research into potentially valuable therapies?
- What should you tell your children about drugs, and at what age?
Publisher: UIT Cambridge LTD
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm
"There's an inherent danger in any sector of education: if the teachings fail to measure up to the truth, then we'll be paving the way for a deep distrust and a greater apathy. With this in mind, it is of tremendous enthusiasm that we welcome Professor Nutt's book: Drugs - Without the Hot Air"-- Jason Reed * Huffington Post *
"A refreshingly clear-eyed work. Anyone looking for a calm and objective overview of the drugs available in Britain would do much better to read Professor Nutt's book than to believe what they read in the papers, or what they hear from the lips of government ministers."-- The Economist
"Nutt is both committed to rigorous, evidence-based policy and to clear, no-nonsense prose that makes complex subjects comprehensible. [...] a book that everyone should read."-- Cory Doctorow * Boing Boing *
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Superb book a must read for anyone with an opinion on drugs.
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Like most people, I was aware of David Nutt because he was sacked for airing views based on evidence rather than politics-based hysteria, so I was interested in what he had to say.
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