Drugs Without the Hot Air

Drugs Without the Hot Air Making Sense of Legal and Illegal Drugs - Without the Hot Air

Second edition

Hardback (16 Jan 2020) | English

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The dangers of illegal drugs are well known and rarely disputed, but how harmful are alcohol and tobacco by comparison? What are we missing by banning medical research into magic mushrooms, LSD and cannabis? Can they be sources of valuable treatments?

The second edition of Drugs without the hot air looks at the science to allow anyone to make rational decisions based on objective evidence, asking:
What is addiction? Is there an addictive personality?
What is the role of cannabis in treating epilepsy?
How harmful is vaping?
How can psychedelics treat depression?
Where is the opioid crisis taking us?

About the Publisher

UIT Cambridge

UIT Cambridge

UIT was founded by Niall Mansfield in 1992 and incorporated in January 1993. Originally the company provided consultancy in computer networking and the Internet. Niall Mansfield had written several computer books for Addison-Wesley, and in 2003 Philip Hazel of Cambridge University, who occasionaly worked freelance for UIT, wanted to publish a new edition of the book about his Exim email software, that we had used in many large projects. That was the first book we published. Subsequently the company moved out of computer consulting, and is now devoted entirely to publishing. (Our origins are apparent because specialist computer books are still part of our focus.) Since 2008 we extended our remit, and our main focus now is publishing books on important and difficult issues, making them understandable to the layman. The first of these titles was the very successful Sustainable Energy - without the hot air ® by Professor David JC MacKay.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857844941
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: UIT Cambridge
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 362.29
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 1282
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 680g
Height: 165mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 39mm