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Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy

Author: Cynthia Kuhn; Scott Swartzwelder; Wilkie Wilson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides information on the most often used and abused drugs, including how they manipulate the brain.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Paperback
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Kuhn; Scott Swartzwelder; Wilkie Wilson
ISBN: 0393324931 9780393324938
OCLC Number: 52295263
Description: 345 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Just say know (A college student's perspective by Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster) --
Test your drug knowledge --
pt. I. Alcohol --
Liquor, whiskey, booze, hooch, wine, beer, ale, porter --
Caffeine --
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, over-the-counter pain relievers and stimulants, some prescription medications --
Ecstasy --
MDMA (X, XTC, Adam), MDE (Eve), MDA (Love) --
Hallucinogens --
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD--acid, blotter, California sunshine, microdot, trip, yellow sunshine, etc.); mescaline (peyote, buttons, mesc, mescal, topi), psilocybin mushrooms (boomers, magic mushrooms, shrooms); dimethyltryptamine (DMT--businessman's special), ayahuasca (caapi, yage, vegetal); belladonna alkaloids (atropine, scopolamine, belladonna, deadly nightshade, Jimsonweed, stink weed, mandrake); phencyclidine, (PCP, angel dust, T, PeaCe pill); ketamine (Special K, K); dextromethorphan (Dex, robo, red devils) --
Herbal drugs --
Herbal X-tacy, smart drugs, ginseng, melatonin, etc. --
Inhalants --
Nitrites (butyl or amyl--bolt, bullets, climax, locker room, rush, poppers, snappers, aimes); anesthetics (nitrous oxide--whippets; gaseous anesthesia agents used for surgery--halothane, ether); solvents, paints, sprays, and fuels (toluene, gasoline, glues, canned spray paint, etc.) --
Marijuana --
Marijuana (reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, dagga, smoke); hashish (hash, tar); hash oil (oil, charas) --
Nicotine --
Tobacco, nicotine chewing gum, nicotine skin patch, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco --
Opiates --
Opium (Chinese molasses, dreams, gong, O, skee, toys, zero); heroin (big H, dreck, horse, mojo, smack, white lady, brown); heroin and cocaine (speedballs); morphine, codeine, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone (Percodan), meperidine (Demerol), diphenoxylate (Lomotil), hydrocodone (Vicodin), fentanyl (Sublimaze)--
Sedatives --
Barbiturates (phenobarbital, pentobarbital [Nembutal], secobarbital [Seconal], amobarbital [Amytal]), chloral hydrate (Notec, Somnos, Felsules), glutethimide (Doriden), Equanil, Miltown, Noludar, Placidyl, Valmid, methaqualone (Quaaludes, ludes); benzodiazepines (such as Rohypnol, Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, Halcion, and many others); gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) --
Steroids --
Steroids, roids, juice --
Stimulants --
Cocaine (coke, blow, candy, crack, jack, jimmy, rock, nose candy, whitecoat), amphetamine (crank, bennies, uppers), methamphetamine (meth, crystal, crystal meth, ice), ephedrine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), methcathinone (cat, crank, goob) --
pt. II. Brain basics --
Drug basics --
Addiction --
Legal issues --
Further reading --
Glossary of drug-related street terms/slang words.
Responsibility: Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson ; with Leigh Heather Wilson and Jeremy Foster.
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