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From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs
Weil, Andrew, M.D. and Winifred Rosen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Softcover / 2004-12-01 / 0618483799
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From Chocolate to Morphine is the de#64257;nitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of Americas most respected and best-known doctors. This enormously popular book the best and most authoritative resource for unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and the body covers a wide range of available substances, from coffee to marijuana, antihistamines to psychedelics, steroids to smart drugs, and discusses likely effects, precautions, and alternatives. Now expanded and updated to cover such drugs as oxycontin, Ecstasy, Prozac, and ephedra and to address numerous ongoing issues, including the United States war on drugs, marijuana for therapeutic use, the overuse of drugs for children diagnosed with ADHD, and more, From Chocolate to Morphine is an invaluable resource.


No one can argue that our society likes altered states of consciousness-even if it's just a chocolate rush from a candy bar. This book is a fascinating primer and history on mind-altering substances. It doesn't advocate or judge; it just presents the risks and benefits, non-hysterically, on the substances floating around out there today, from magic mushrooms to marijuana to cold remedies. Very few of us are truly "drug free," so you might want to get the scoop on what's going in before you ingest it. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Ilene Rosoff

About the Authors:

Andrew Weil, M.D., has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. Author of the best-selling Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, he traveled the world experiencing and studying healers and healing systems and has earned an international reputation as an expert on alternative medicine, mind-body interactions, and medical botany. He is the associate director of the Division of Social Perspectives in Medicine and the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Winifred Rosen was raised and educated in New York City, where for several years she taught high school English and literature. She then began writing books for children and young adults. Her titles include Henrietta, the Wild Woman of Borneo (a Newbery Award nominee); Cruisin for a Bruisin; and Three Romances: Love Stories from Camelot Retold. She now lives on Long Island, where she divides her time between writing and landscape gardening.

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