Drugs - Without the Hot Air

Drugs - Without the Hot Air Minimizing the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs

Paperback (30 Jun 2012) | English

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Synopsis

The science of what drugs are and how they work lets us quantify and compare the harms caused by different drugs. With this information we can radically transform drugs law, and hugely reduce crime and all the other social, economic and health harms currently caused by drugs. The book is written in plain English. It is intended for people who take drugs, and those dealing with the harms drugs cause: parents, teachers, doctors, politicians, social workers and law enforcement agencies.

- It explains what drugs are, how they work, and how people become addicted.

- How harmful are alcohol and tobacco compared to illegal drugs?

- Does the 'War on Drugs' cause more harm than good? How does it affect legitimate scientific research into potentially valuable therapies?

- What should you tell your children about drugs, and at what age?

 

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: 9781906860165
Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.
Imprint: UIT Cambridge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.29
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10043
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 352g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 27mm