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The Book of Drugs: A Memoir

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Leider sind Studien oft nicht möglich, da die meisten im Buch genannten Substanzen illegal sind und daher auch für wissenschaftliche Zwecke nicht verfügbar. David Heinemeier Hansson Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic accounts how a few tiny studies on low rates of opium addiction for hospital patients lead to a whole new paradigm for treating pain in the US. berichtet mit minuziösem Erinnerungsvermögen und rückhaltioser Offenheit über Schicksale von Kindern, die von der Öffentlichkeit erst als Drogentote zur Kenntnis genommen werden. David Nutt is Edmond J Safra Professor of Neurosychopharmacology at Imperial College, London, but is best known as 'the scientist who was sacked' by the UK's Home Secretary because he compared the harms of horse-riding with taking ecstasy or cannabis.

Any of a series of compounds containing the phenethylamine skeleton, and modified by chemical constituents at appropriate positions in the molecule. From the clandestine operations of the government to the escapades of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, and many others, Acid Dreams provides an important and entertaining account that goes to the heart of a turbulent period in our history. Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war--in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them.Der britische Autor David Nutt betrachtet die verschiedenen gebräuchlichen Drogen aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht, dabei bleiben moralische Aspekte außen vor. If used wisely, DMT could trigger a period of remarkable progress in the scientific exploration of the most mystical regions of the human mind and soul. Damit kann er viele Vorurteile wiederlegen und die Gefahren, aber auch die Nutzen von Drogen klar und deutlich darstellen.

And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Intense, unpredictable, and instantly engaging, A Million Little Pieces is a story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Among the many things Peter doesn’t know, he doesn’t know he’s an archetype, the Prince of Coins incarnate. Over a period of four years, journalist Nick Reding brings us into the heart of Oelwein through a cast of intimately drawn characters, including: Clay Hallburg, the town doctor, who fights meth even as he struggles with his own alcoholism; Nathan Lein, the town prosecutor, whose caseload is filled almost exclusively with meth-related crime; and Jeff Rohrick, a meth addict, still trying to kick the habit after twenty years. I knew a certain Oldsmobile would stop for me even before it slowed, and by the sweet voices of the family inside that we'd have an accident in the storm.

When talking about government drug policy the author neither condones nor condemns alcohol and drug consumption, but tries to explain how well thought out policy could minimise the harm these substances can cause. He was Chair of the ACMD's Technical Committee for seven years, and became chairman of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs in 2010. Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damage. Rather than providing overwhelmingly comprehensive information, it condenses the aspects of pharmacology directly relevant to everyday practice into a concise, accessible volume, including material on the half life of drugs, patient non-compliance and severe chronic inflammation.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. One specific factual criticism I have is the way the book deals with the link between cannabis use and schizophrenia/psychosis. Each and every chapter kept me engaged and made me challenge my preconceived notions about the harms and benefits of all of the drugs mentioned. Although the book is very clearly written and intended for a lay readership, there is a lot of information to take in.

I cannot comment on the historical aspects, but the scientific stuff is interesting, seemingly accurate, and pitched at the correct level for a lay reader. Huxley goes back to the idea that coming together and forming a community of common interests is a great idea – it’s the basis of civil society.

Jacqui Smith, who was Home Secretary at the time, justified ignoring the recommendations of our report because, she said, her "decision takes into account issues such as public perception and the needs and consequences for policing priorities.

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