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Published: 01 September 2016

144 Pages | 12 black and white halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198745792

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Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Les Iversen

Very Short Introductions

  • Discusses the history of drug use from ancient times
  • Explains the facts about how drugs work, including alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, as well as beta-blockers, antidepressants, and painkillers
  • Explores political, legal, medical, and social aspects of recreational drug-taking, and gives opinions about the legalization of drugs such as cannabis
  • Explains how therapeutic drugs are developed and tested, and how the drug industry works
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide

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