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Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy
Kuhn, Cynthia, author.
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Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Physical Description:
385 pages ; 24 cm
Provides current, factual information about many of the most commonly used and abused drugs, looking at how they affect the brain, their short and long term effects, the highs they produce, and the dangers associated with them.
Just say know (a college student's perspective by Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster) ; Test your drug knowledge -- pt. I. Alcohol : liquor, whiskey, booze, hooch, wine, beer, ale, porter -- Caffeine : coffee, tea, softdrinks, energy drinks, over-the-counter pain relievers and stimulants, some prescription medications -- Ecstasy : MDMA (X, XTC, Adam), MDE (Eve), MDA (Love) -- Hallucinogens : lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD--acid, blotter, California sunshine, microdot, trip, yellow sunshine, etc.), mescaline (peyote, buttons, mesc, mescal, topi), psilocybin mushrooms (boomers, magic mushrooms, shrooms), dimethyltryptamine (DMT--businessman's special), ayahuasca (caapi, yage, vegetal), belladonna alkaloids (atropine, scopolamine, belladonna, deadly nightshade, Jimsonweed, stink weed, mandrake), phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust, T, PeaCe pill), ketamine (Special K, K), dextromethorphan (Dex, robo, red devils), Salvia divinorum (ska, Maria, la Maria, ska Pastora) -- Herbal drugs : herbal X-tacy, smart drugs, ginseng, melatonin, etc. -- Inhalants : nitrites (butyl or amyl--bolt, bullets, climax, locker room, rush, poppers, snappers, aimes); anesthetics (nitrous oxide--Whippets; gaseous anesthesia agents used for surgery--halothane, ether); solvents, paints, sprays, and fuels (toluene, gasoline, glues, canned spray paint, etc.) -- Marijuana : marijuana (reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, Blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke), hashish (hash, tar), hash oil (oil, charas) -- Nicotine : tobacco, nicotine chewing gum, nicotine skin patch, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco -- Opiates : opium (Chinese molasses, dreams, gong, O, skee, toys, zero), heroin (Big H, dreck, horse, mojo, smack, white lady, brown), heroin and cocain (speedballs), morphine, codeine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone (Percodan, OxyContin), meperidine (Demerol), diphenoxylate (Lomotil), hydrocodone (Vicodin), fentanyl (Sublimaze), propoxyphene (Darvon) -- Sedatives: barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital [Nembutal], secobarbital [Seconal], amobarbital [Amytal]), chloral hydrate (Notec, Somnos, Felsules), glutethimide (Doriden), Equanil, Miltown, Noludar, Placidyl, Valmid, methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes), benzodiazepines (such as Rohypnol, Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, Halcion, and many others), drugs designed specifically to induce sleep (zolpidem [Ambien], eszopiclone [Lunesta], and ramelteon [Rozerem]), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) -- Steroids : steroids, roids, juice -- Stimulants : cocaine (coke, blow, candy, crack, jack, jimmy, rock, nose candy, whitecoat), amphetamine (crank, bennies, uppers), methamphetamine (meth, crystal, crystal meth, ice), ephedrine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), methcathinone (cat, crank, goob) -- pt. II. Brain basics ; Drug basics ; Addiction ; Legal issues.
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A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes. "Lively, highly informative, unbiased, [and] thorough" (Addiction Research & Theory), this no-nonsense handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to methamphetamine. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the different "highs" they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly. Neither a "just say no" treatise nor a "how-to" manual, Buzzed is based on the conviction that people make better decisions with accurate information in hand.

Author Notes

Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D., is a researcher in pharmacology & psychology at Duke University Medical Center.

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