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Forbidden Drugs By Philip Robson

Forbidden Drugs
by Philip Robson

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This new edition of 'Forbidden Drugs' describes illegal drugs and their effects, considering the reasons people use them, why people become addicted, and treatments for drug-related problems. There are additional chapters on drugs that have been illegal in the past, or still are in some countries -- alcohol and tobacco.
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Forbidden Drugs: Understanding Drugs and Why People Take Them by Philip Robson

'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 The interest in drugs and their effects extends far beyond the ranks of those who actually use them - to parents, teachers, health professionals, politicians and health economists, students, and anyone aware of current drug use in society. Forbidden Drugs 2e presents detailed historical, scientific, and social information on all the drugs currently used illegally throughout the world, including their effects and side-effects. It also examines the reasons why people decide to use these drugs, why they become addicted, and the treatments which are available for drug-related problems. For the new edition the book has been heavily revised throughout, and includes new chapters on two drugs that have been illegal in the past, and remain so in some countries - alcohol and tobacco. There is also a new chapter dealing with the increasing problem of drug use in sport. Finally, there is a critical evaluation of governments' current policy on drugs with some proposals for limiting the damage caused to individuals and society, and for reducing the problems associated with drug use.

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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

About Philip Robson



Philip Robson is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Regional Consultant in Addictive Behaviour, and Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents


WHY USE DRUGS?; THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG USE; ALCOHOL; TOBACCO; CANNABIS; COCAINE AND OTHER STIMULANTS; PSYCHEDELICS AND HALLUCINOGENS; THE INHALANTS; ECSTASY AND OTHER 'PARTY DRUGS'; ANABOLIC STEROIDS; TRANQUILISERS AND SLEEPING PILLS; HEROIN AND THE OPIATES; THE NATURE OF ADDICTION; HELPING PROBLEM DRUG USERS; DRUG POLICY - A TIME FOR CHANGE?; BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES

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GOR009963504
Forbidden Drugs: Understanding Drugs and Why People Take Them by Philip Robson
Philip Robson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-06-24
320
0192629557
9780192629555
N/A
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