Category: Drugs

  • Download E-books Drugs and Narcotics in History PDF

    By Roy Porter

    This choice of essays explores the complicated and contested histories of gear and narcotics in societies from historic Greece to the current day. It indicates that the most important components so used, from herbs of the sphere to laboratory-produced artificial drugs, have a therapeutic strength, and feature been extensively hired either inside of and out of doors the scientific occupation. lots of those elements, if taken improperly, also are hugely poisonous or maybe lethally toxic. a few, being mood-influencing and habit-forming, are open to abuse and result in dependancy and are even gadgets of foreign contraband alternate and the goals of "drug wars."
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  • Download E-books Trainspotting PDF

    By Irvine Welsh

    Trainspotting is the unconventional that first introduced Irvine Welsh's astounding career―an real, unrelenting, and unusually exhilarating episodic workforce portrait of blasted lives.

    It comprehensive for its personal time and position what Hubert Selby, Jr.'s Last go out to Brooklyn did for his. Rents, ill Boy, mom better, Swanney, Spuds, and Seeker are as unforgettable a seize of junkies, impolite boys, and psychos as readers will ever come across. Trainspotting was once made into the 1996 cult movie starring Ewan MacGregor and directed via Danny Boyle (Shallow Grave).
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  • Download E-books The Everything Guide To Nootropics: Boost Your Brain Function with Smart Drugs and Memory Supplements PDF

    A beginner's consultant to brain-enhancing supplementations and foods!

    It's time to ditch the caffeine and sugar and include the higher method to develop your strength and mind functionality. Nootropic vitamins, or "smart drugs," are cognitive enhancers and mind boosters that could have optimistic results in your psychological functionality. The every little thing advisor to Nootropics will convey you the easiest supplementations, either usual and artificial, for total mind well-being, so that you can enhance your reminiscence, get rid of mind fog, and increase your strength and focus.

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    Also that includes a hundred superfood-packed recipes to spice up mind strength, this approachable advisor to the most recent development in mind overall healthiness might help you opt the simplest supplementations and set you at the route to superior cognitive function.
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  • Download E-books Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine PDF

    Alcohol and caffeine are deeply woven into the cloth of existence for many of the world's inhabitants, as shut and as cozy as a cup of espresso or a can of beer. but for many humans they continue to be as mysterious and unpredictable because the spirits they have been as soon as regarded as. Now, in Buzz, Stephen Braun takes us on a myth-shattering travel of those well known components, one who blends interesting technology with colourful lore, and that incorporates cameo appearances by way of Shakespeare and Balzac, Buddhist clergymen and Arabian goat herders, even Mikhail Gorbachev and David Letterman (who as soon as quipped, "If it were not for the espresso, i might don't have any identifiable character whatsoever").
    Much of what Braun finds without delay contradicts traditional knowledge approximately alcohol and caffeine. Braun exhibits, for example, that alcohol isn't easily a depressant as popularly believed, yet is as a substitute "a pharmacy in a bottle"--mimicking the motion of substances akin to cocaine, amphetamine, valium, and opium. At low doses, it raises electric job within the similar mind platforms stricken by stimulants, impacts a similar circuits detailed by way of valium, and motives the discharge of morphine-like compounds often called endorphins--all whilst. This explains why alcohol can produce a number reactions, from boisterous euphoria to darkish, brooding hopelessness. Braun additionally shatters the parable that alcohol kills mind cells, unearths why wooden alcohol or methanol factors blindness, and explains the organic cause of the one-drink-per-hour sobriety rule (that's how lengthy it takes the liver, operating complete tilt, to disable the 2 hundred quintillion ethanol molecules present in a regular drink). the writer then turns to caffeine and indicates it to be no much less notable. we find that greater than a hundred plant species produce caffeine molecules of their seeds, leaves, or bark, a very striking distribution all through nature (nicotine, compared, is located simply in tobacco; opium basically within the poppy). it is not fantastic then that caffeine is way and away the main customary brain changing substance on this planet, present in tea, espresso, cocoa, chocolate, tender beverages, and greater than 2,000 non-prescription medicinal drugs. (Tea is the most well-liked drink in the world, with espresso a detailed second.) Braun additionally explores the function of caffeine in creativity: Johann Sebastian Bach, for one, enjoyed espresso rather a lot he wrote a espresso Cantata (as Braun notes, no track captures the caffeinated event greater than certainly one of Bachs frenetic fugues), Balzac might paintings for 12 hours continuous, ingesting espresso the entire whereas, and Kant, Rousseau, and Voltaire all enjoyed espresso. And during the booklet, Braun takes us on many enticing actual sidetrips--we research, for example, that Theodore Roosevelt coined the word "Good to the final drop" utilized by Maxwell residence ever due to the fact that; that distances among Tibetan villages are often reckoned by way of the variety of cups of tea had to maintain anyone (three cups being approximately eight kilometers); and that John Pemberton's unique recipe for Coca-Cola incorporated not just kola extract, but in addition cocaine.
    even if you're a subtle shopper of cabernet sauvignon and Kenya AA or simply anyone who wishes a cup of joe within the morning and a chilly one after paintings, you'll find Buzz to be an eye-opening, informative, and sometimes fun examine ingredients instantaneously completely conventional and deeply mysterious.
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  • Download E-books On Speed: The Many Lives of Amphetamine PDF

    By Nicolas Rasmussen

    Life within the speedy Lane: the writer at the CHE

    Uppers. Crank. Bennies. Dexies. Greenies. Black Beauties. red Hearts. Crystal. Ice. And, in fact, pace. no matter what their road names for the time being, amphetamines were an insistent strength in American existence for the reason that they have been advertised because the unique antidepressants within the Nineteen Thirties. On Speed tells the awesome tale in their upward push, their fall, and their excellent resurgence. alongside the best way, it discusses the impression of pharmaceutical advertising on medication, the evolving medical knowing of the way the human mind works, the function of substances in preserving the social order, and the centrality of tablets in American lifestyles. peculiarly, although, it is a hugely readable biography of a really renowned drug. And it's a riveting story.

    Incorporating huge new learn, On Speed describes the ups and downs (fittingly, there are often ups) within the heritage of amphetamines, and their striking pervasiveness. for instance, while that amphetamines have been turning into a part of the nutrition of many GIs in international struggle II, an amphetamine-abusing counterculture started to flourish between civilians. within the Fifties, psychiatrists and kinfolk medical professionals alike prescribed amphetamines for a wide selection of illnesses, from psychological issues to weight problems to emotional misery. by means of the overdue Nineteen Sixties, velocity had turn into a fixture in daily life: as much as ten percentage of american citizens have been regarded as utilizing amphetamines no less than occasionally.

    Although their use was once regulated within the Nineteen Seventies, it did not take lengthy for amphetamines to make an incredible comeback, with the invention of recognition Deficit illness and the function that one drug within the amphetamine family—Ritalin—could play in treating it. Today’s most well liked diet-assistance medications range little from the weight loss supplements of years passed by, nonetheless velocity at their center. and a few of our preferred leisure drugs—including the "mellow" drug, Ecstasy—are additionally amphetamines. even if we wish to admit it or now not, writes Rasmussen, we’re nonetheless a country on speed.

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  • Download E-books Cancer Drugs (Drugs: the Straight Facts) PDF

    By Judy Matray-devoti

    Because the days of the Greek doctor Hippocrates, who named benign tumors oncos and malignant tumors carcinos, melanoma has been a feared disorder, mostly since it is so tough to regard. even though radiation, chemotherapy, and different remedies have helped shop the lives of numerous sufferers, cutting edge new medicinal drugs carry out much more wish for curing or even combating melanoma. From abarelix to zoledronic acid, here's a finished examine types of oncology therapy medications and the way they paintings. an awesome source for pupil stories, melanoma medications contains full-color images, informative case stories, charts and diagrams, and a bibliography.
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  • Download E-books From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs PDF

    From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive consultant to medicinal drugs and drug use from one among America’s most valuable and best-known medical professionals. This significantly renowned publication — the simplest and such a lot authoritative source for independent information regarding how medicines impact the brain and the physique — covers quite a lot of to be had components, from espresso to marijuana, antihistamines to psychedelics, steroids to clever medicinal drugs, and discusses most likely results, precautions, and choices. Now elevated and up to date to hide such medicinal drugs as oxycontin, Ecstasy, Prozac, and ephedra and to deal with quite a few ongoing concerns, together with the USA’ conflict on medicinal drugs, marijuana for healing use, the overuse of substances for kids clinically determined with ADHD, and extra, From Chocolate to Morphine is a useful resource.
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  • Download E-books On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the U.S. PDF

    Forthright anecdotes and interviews fill this eye-opening account of the start of the underground newspaper flow. Stemming from frustration with the inability of any mainstream media feedback of the Vietnam struggle, the construction of the papers was once emboldened via the victories of the Civil Rights–era, anticolonial pursuits within the 3rd international and using LSD. within the 4 brief years from 1965–1969, the subversive press grew from 5 small newspapers in 5 towns within the usa to greater than 500 newspapers—with hundreds of thousands of readers—all over the realm. tales through the folk concerned with the construction and distribution of the papers, similar to invoice Ayers, Paul Buhle, Paul Krassner, and Trina Robbins, convey the heritage of the circulate to lifestyles. Full-color scans taken from a wide diversity of courses, from the Berkeley Barb and the Los Angeles loose Press to Chicago Seed and Screw: The intercourse Review, also are incorporated, displaying the wonderful power that fueled the counterculture of the 1960s.

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