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The Cult Of Pharmacology

Author : Richard DeGrandpre
ISBN : 0822338815
Genre : Medical
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Richard DeGrandpre, author of Ritalin Nation, targets the illogic underlying U.S. drug policy and Americans' limited understanding of what drugs are and how they work.

The Cult Of Pharmacology

Author : Richard DeGrandpre
ISBN : 9780822388197
Genre : Medical
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America had a radically different relationship with drugs a century ago. Drug prohibitions were few, and while alcohol was considered a menace, the public regularly consumed substances that are widely demonized today. Heroin was marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, and marijuana was available as a tincture of cannabis sold by Parke Davis and Company. Exploring how this rather benign relationship with psychoactive drugs was transformed into one of confusion and chaos, The Cult of Pharmacology tells the dramatic story of how, as one legal drug after another fell from grace, new pharmaceutical substances took their place. Whether Valium or OxyContin at the pharmacy, cocaine or meth purchased on the street, or alcohol and tobacco from the corner store, drugs and drug use proliferated in twentieth-century America despite an escalating war on “drugs.” Richard DeGrandpre, a past fellow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and author of the best-selling book Ritalin Nation, delivers a remarkably original interpretation of drugs by examining the seductive but ill-fated belief that they are chemically predestined to be either good or evil. He argues that the determination to treat the medically sanctioned use of drugs such as Miltown or Seconal separately from the illicit use of substances like heroin or ecstasy has blinded America to how drugs are transformed by the manner in which a culture deals with them. Bringing forth a wealth of scientific research showing the powerful influence of social and psychological factors on how the brain is affected by drugs, DeGrandpre demonstrates that psychoactive substances are not angels or demons irrespective of why, how, or by whom they are used. The Cult of Pharmacology is a bold and necessary new account of America’s complex relationship with drugs.

Ritalin Nation

Author : Richard J. DeGrandpre
ISBN : 0393320251
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Argues that the causes of ADD lie mainly in society's reliance on stimulants and not in biological factors, and that the drug Ritalin is a quick fix rather than a long-term solution.

Drugs And Drug Policy

Author : Clayton J. Mosher
ISBN : 9781483321882
Genre : Social Science
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Drugs and Drug Policy, Second Edition provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. This engaging text examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. Authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins also discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; and theories of the “causes” of drug use.

Primer Of Drug Action

Author : Robert M. Julien
ISBN : 9781429233439
Genre : Medical
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Edition after edition, Robert Julien’s A Primer of Drug Action keeps pace with one of the most dynamic fields of scientific inquiry, giving students immediate access to the most current research and promising new directions in psychopharmacology. Rigorously updated throughout, the new edition again takes its place as the definitive guide to the drugs that affect the mind and behavior. As always, it is clear, comprehensive, objective, and authoritative, spanning a wide variety of drug types, including sedatives, depressants, stimulants, analgesics, psychedelic drugs, steroids, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders. To visit Robert Julien's blog that accompanies A Primer of Drug Action, click here.

Chasing The Scream

Author : Johann Hari
ISBN : 9781620408926
Genre : Social Science
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The New York Times Bestseller The Book Behind the Viral TED Talk For the first time, the startling full story of the disastrous war on drugs--propelled by moving human stories, revolutionary insight into addiction, and fearless international reporting. What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of his relatives and not be able to. As he grew older, he realized he had addiction in his family. Confused, unable to know what to do, he set out on a three-year, 30,000-mile journey to discover what really causes addiction--and what really solves it. He uncovered a range of remarkable human stories--of how the war on drugs began with Billie Holiday, the great jazz singer, being stalked and killed by a racist policeman; of the scientist who discovered the surprising key to addiction; and of the countries that ended their war on drugs--with extraordinary results. His discoveries led him to give a TED talk and animation which have now been viewed more than 25 million times. This is the story of a life-changing journey that showed the world the opposite of addiction is connection.

The Age Of Anxiety

Author : Andrea Tone
ISBN : 9780465086580
Genre : Medical
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A critical study of America's tranquilizer culture ranges from the 1950s to the present day as it looks at Americans' increasing dependence on pills and prescriptions to ensure peace of mind, traces the growth of the billion-dollar anti-anxiety business, and assesses the economic, cultural, and social influence of pharmaceuticals.


Author : Richard J. DeGrandpre
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110337412
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Argues that there are negative aspects to the new techological revolution that enables humans to be constantly accessible, which does not necessarily make them happier or healthier.

Your Drug May Be Your Problem Revised Edition

Author : Peter Breggin
ISBN : 9780738211800
Genre : Psychology
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When first published in 1999, Your Drug May Be Your Problem was ahead of its time. The only book to provide an uncensored description of the dangers involved in taking every kind of psychiatric medication, it was also the first and only book to explain how to safely stop taking them. In the time elapsed, there have been numerous studies suggesting or proving the dangers of some psychiatric medications and even the FDA now acknowledges the problems; more studies are under way to determine their long-term and withdrawal effects. In the meantime, this book continues to be ever relevant and helpful. Fully updated to include study results and new medications that have come to market, Your Drug May Be Your Problem will help countless readers exert control over their own psychiatric treatment.

Paramedic Practice Today

Author : Barbara Aehlert
ISBN : 9780323085373
Genre : Medical
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Get the tools you need to succeed! With its conversational, easy-to-read style, Volume 2 of Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond simplifies topics and helps you master National Standard Curriculum objectives and meet the new National Education Standards. It also includes a companion DVD-ROM with step-by-step videos demonstrating key skills in the textbook, along with medical animations and video lectures. Because this book corresponds to the National Registry of EMTs National EMS Practice Analysis, it provides you with the best possible preparation for the National Registry exam. A JB Course Manager resource is available to accompany this title. JB Course Manager is an easy-to-use and fully hosted online learning platform. For additional information, or to make your request, contact your Account Specialist or visit

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