Intoxicating Minds

Intoxicating Minds

How Drugs Work

eBook - 2001
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Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the ""hair-of-the-dog"" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, ""a grand excavation of drug myth."" Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780231533119
023153311X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (226 pages)

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