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Forbidden Drugs (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 16/07/2009
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199559961
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review from previous edition The author has provided a very comprehensive cover of all of those aspects of drug misuse as well as a succinct critique of official policy with proposals for future action. Recommended for both professional and general readers. * Journal of the Institute of Health Education *
Did you know that during the First World War, gifts sold by Harrods included a kit of morphine, a syringe and spare needles? It's one of the many fascinating facts in Dr Philip Robson's book Forbidden Drugs. * Leslie Toulson, Woman's Realm *
This book is an excellent introduction to the common drugs of abuse and is a model of good composition...The book is densely packed with facts and information, synthesizing a large body of research, but also containing much information that is so intrinsically interesting that it is a pleasure to 'dip into' at random. * Bill Plummer, Addiction Biology *
Dr Phil Robson has written a wise and humane book, which avoids the easy generalizations and tired shibboleths of the "drug debate" for an informed and interesting perspective. Thank heavens there are still professionals who are prepared to go against the grain of contemporary drug policy and offer some innovative and forward-looking solutions to the problem of drug use. I urge anyone interested in the issues surrounding illegal drugs to read this book. * Will Self *
Philip Robson has brought his excellent Forbidden Drugs up to date. In the public jousting to condemn a small group of drugs as evil, addictive and a threat to civilisation, Robson's cool look at the history, content and use of drugs is refreshing. * New Scientist *
I have yet to find a better book on the subject. * The Sunday Mirror *
This excellent introduction to the common drugs of abuse...provides accurate and easy to understand information...a worthwhile read for those in the field. * Michael Easton, MD, Rush University Medical Center *

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