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Matters of substance : drugs - and why everyone's a user

Author: Griffith Edwards
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane, 2004.
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"Matters of Substance presents a radical and lucid approach to the much-debated question of drug control. Arguing for a consideration of all drugs - from valium to crack cocaine - as more than the sum of their chemical structure, Griffith Edwards expands the idea that the effect of a drug is just as dependent on the social setting, historical legacy and psychology of the individual as it is on any inherent quality  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edwards, Griffith.
Matters of substance.
London ; New York: Allen Lane, 2004
(OCoLC)607401142
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Griffith Edwards
ISBN: 9780713996890 0713996897
OCLC Number: 56389207
Description: xxxviii, 314 pages : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : understanding drugs --
Pt. 1. Licit drugs --
1. On the drink --
2. Tobacco --
3. Little comforters --
4. Deadly vapours --
5. All sorts --
6. Licit drugs and the man from mars --
Pt. 2. Opiates --
7. Opiates introduced --
8. Opium in China --
9. Opiates : a tale of two nations --
10. The Vietnam War --
11. Opiates : the wide experience --
Pt. 3. Other drugs outside the law --
12. Cannabis --
13. Cocaine --
14. Amphetamines etc --
15. Psychedelics --
16. Dance to the music of drugs --
17. The martian calls again --
Pt. 4. What to do about drugs? --
18. One helluva problem --
19. The legalization debate --
20. Better deals.
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Edwards presents a radical approach to the much-debated question of drug control. Arguing for a consideration of all drugs, from valium to crack cocaine, as more than its chemical structure, he  Read more...

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