A psychiatrist examines how the world's four most important mind-altering substancesa alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opiatesahave played a significant role throughout human history, and explains how these powerful drugs affect the brain and cause addiction. ac Presents a historical review of four plant-derived drugsaalcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opiatesaand their effects throughout human civilization, as well as a fascinating exploration of the mystery and misery of addiction ac Provides comprehensive explanations of medical and psychiatric effects of these drugs ac Supplies stories of people who made discoveries about these drugs or who had their lives altered by them ac Describes the discovery of the way in which the brain works ac Includes illustrations of brain pathways and of the four plants of origin for these drugs, and maps showing drug trade trianglesEven lifting very light objects can cause major problems. And at those times when you are not in pain, the strange feeling of instability and vulnerability in that central region of your body can still lead you to feel insecure and precarious.
|Title||:||Brain-Robbers: How Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine, and Opiates Have Changed Human History|
|Author||:||Frances R. Frankenburg MD|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2014-03-28|