Drugs Without the Hot Air by David Nutt

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Drugs Without the Hot Air is not just very readable but also provides material for talking to your kids. There’s a chapter expressly for this purpose, “What should I tell my kids about drugs?”
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Winner of:
Transmission Prize for the Communication of Ideas 2014
Highly Commended, Popular Medicine, British Medical Association awards From health to family to society, this informative exploration takes an evidence-based view of all the factors involved in drug use. Applying the same objective criteria to legal and illegal substances, an argument is made that legality is not a clear measure for harm. Tackling a variety of questions, such as Which is more harmful—Ecstasy or alcohol? Can addiction be cured? and Does the "War on Drugs" have serious unintended effects that can hurt children?, this analysis equips readers with the ability to make educated decisions regarding drugs both personally and in their communities. Broadening the scope of the discussion, a framework is explored for formulating national drug policies that will minimize a myriad of harms—social, medical, criminal, financial, and environmental.
 

About David Nutt

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David Nutt is a writer and a psychiatrist in the field of psychopharmacology. He is the author of Drugs and the Future, Handbook of Anxiety and Fear, The Neurobiology of Addiction, and Sleep Disorders and has written articles for the Journal of Psychopharmacology and the Lancet.
 
Published August 24, 2012 by UIT Cambridge Ltd.. 369 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Robert Schaefer on Sep 01 2012

Drugs Without the Hot Air is not just very readable but also provides material for talking to your kids. There’s a chapter expressly for this purpose, “What should I tell my kids about drugs?”

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