Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

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The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world.

This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen discusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform.

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Author(s)
Les Iversen
Format
Paperback | 144 pages
Dimensions
110 x 174 x 8mm | 115g
Publication date
01 Dec 2016
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
12 black and white halftones
ISBN10
0198745796
ISBN13
9780198745792
Bestsellers rank
448,618