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Illegal Drugs: A Complete Guide to their History, Chemistry, Use, and Abuse Updated Edition
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I cannot stress how thoroughly superior this book is to Andrew Weil's "From Chocolate to Morphine."
Unfortunately, he doesn't always note the source of some quotes clearly in the text. This leaves one wondering, at times, if the quote was intended to demonstrate a truth or a misconception -- especially if the topic in question is controversial. There are only occasional, minor references to sensationalistic stories that leave one wondering if they're true.
The author's bias (having read 2/3rds of the book so far), seems to be that the "War on Drugs" has not worked, but he's not a promoter of drug use, noting frequently the enormously harmful effects of drugs on both individuals and society. He describes both the positive and negative uses of drugs.
While this book contains a great deal of medical info, it is written for an educated layman and is not filled with the arcane technical writing and jargon of typical medical texts. Highly recommended overall.
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Fun, entertaining, and educational. I studied biochemistry and psychology in college so this was a fun read for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raginglikeaboss
I am interested in neuroscience and this book covers a lot of pharmacological and physiological processes.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well documented, practical and full of valuable information both for the researcher, the user and the general public trying to understand the subject.Published 9 months ago by Santiago Roel
This book was great! Very informational, full of details about everything, very thorough. I highly recommend it!Published 11 months ago by Jacob Brashier
The book Illegal Drugs written by Paul Gahlinger is a guide to the history, chemistry, use and abuse of illegal substances throughout the world. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LORI NEWMAN
The Book Illegal drugs, written by Paul Gahlinger, gives you a lot of background on the drugs. Paul Gahlinger has a MD PHD and MPH and he is a professor at The University Of Utah. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Michelle Ferreira