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Mind-Altering Drugs

Edited by Mitch Earleywine

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195165319
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894055 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.001.0001
Mind-Altering Drugs

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At least one third of Americans have used an illicit drug at least once. Drugs attract considerable attention in science, legislation, and the media. Nevertheless, people develop their attitudes about drugs and drug users based on limited information, government policies are formed without a complete picture of the intoxication experience, and researchers often find themselves divided into camps based on the drug they study most often, limiting their ability to benefit from important work done on other drugs. A thorough and accessible review of the subjective effects of drugs and the dominant theories behind these effects will help inform readers about the experience of intoxication and help researchers learn from studies in other disciplines. This book will provide a clear sense of the theories and techniques behind the investigations of intoxication and how subjective experiences relate to addictive potential, which should help people make educated decisions about drug use, help researchers identify ideal ways to assess a drug's subjective effects, and help clinicians understand their substance-abusing clients better by providing insight into the intoxication that they seek.

Keywords: marijuana; cannabis; illicit drugs; intoxication; addiction; pot; drug enforcement

Book.  412 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Behavioral Theories of Choice in Mind-Altering Drugs

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Hallucinogens in Mind-Altering Drugs

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Sex and Drugs in Mind-Altering Drugs

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Subjective Effects of Opioids in Mind-Altering Drugs

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