Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific

By Martin A. Lee

“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book…Lee chronicles every little thing and everybody worthy chronicling within the annals of marijuana” (High Times).

This is the nice American pot tale, a dramatic social exploration of a plant that sits on the nexus of political, felony, clinical, and clinical discourse. From its historical origins, to its state of the art healing advantages, to its position in a tradition warfare that hasn't ever ceased, marijuana has advanced past its personal illicit way of life right into a dynamic, multibillion-dollar undefined. seeing that 1996, whilst California citizens licensed Proposition 215, dozens of nation and native governments around the nation have circumvented federal authority to legalize marijuana for scientific reasons. Mining the plant’s wealthy botanical houses, scientific researchers at the moment are develop­ing promising marijuana-based remedies for melanoma, center ailment, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, continual ache, and plenty of different stipulations. Martin Lee, an award-winning investigative journalist, examines this advanced panorama the place felony ambiguity meets medical leap forward in a wide ranging, character-driven saga.

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Methamphetamine Use: Clinical and Forensic Aspects, Second Edition (Pacific Institute Series on Forensic Psychology)

By Sandra B. McPherson, Errol Yudko

The first wave of methamphetamine use begun within the past due Nineteen Eighties and its incidence has persevered to upward push around the usa and through the international. as with all destructive substance, its abuse has far-reaching ramifications that transcend the destruction it reasons to the human physique. Written through a multidisciplinary workforce of specialists, Methamphetamine Use: scientific and Forensic points, moment Edition examines meth use and abuse from medical, forensic, and legal justice views. up-to-date and increased to mirror alterations lately, this quantity covers almost each element of this risky drug.

The ebook starts off with a heritage of drug keep watch over in the USA, then presents worldwide views on methamphetamine use. It explores biochemical facets and incorporates a bankruptcy at the methamphetamine analogue "ecstasy." The textual content examines the consequences of meth use on human habit, with a distinct specialise in empirical proof of amphetamine use as a contributing think about aggression. The authors speak about forensic matters with regards to methamphetamine use in chapters masking professional testimony, legal accountability, mitigation in sentencing, and competency to face trial. The final part examines numerous remedy modalities.

As methamphetamine grows once more in attractiveness, it will be significant that those that take care of the consequences of or not it's well-informed in regards to the hazards it poses. This quantity presents a finished, serious survey of the present wisdom concerning the use and abuse of this harmful and ubiquitous substance.

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Anti-Depressants (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

By E. Siobhan Mitchell

Find out about how antidepressant medications paintings and why they've got develop into so well known. medicinal drugs are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but immediately evidence approximately medicines are usually not. medicinal drugs: The immediately evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a ancient and medical method of studying approximately medications.

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Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses


Davis’s Drug advisor for Nurses®, 15th Edition delivers all the details you must administer drugs thoroughly around the lifespan—well-organized monographs for 1000's of typical and millions of trade-name drugs.


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Redeem the entry code inside of to release your one-year, loose subscription to Davis’s Drug consultant Online, powered by means of Unbound medication. It’s obtainable out of your laptop, desktop, or any cellular gadget with an internet browser

  • 5,000-drug database and appendices
  • Cross-referencing of drugs
  • FDA drug news



  • Red tab for top alert drugs, plus in-depth excessive alert and sufferer protection coverage
  • Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening part effects
  • NEW! REP heading to be used of substances in ladies and men of reproductive age
  • Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions
  • Pedi, Geri, OB, and Lactation cautions
  • IV management subheads
  • REMS (Risk overview and Mitigation thoughts) icon
  • Pharmacogenomic content material and icon
  • Canadian-specific content 
  • Much more!


Online at DavisPlus (Redeem the Plus Code at the inside of entrance hide of a brand new, revealed textual content to entry your DavisPlus resources.)

  • Audio library for 1,200+ drug names
  • Three tutorials, each one with a self-test
  • Calculators for physique mass index (BMI), metric conversions, IV drip charges, dosage/kg, and Fahrenheit/Celsius
  • Interactive case stories, short, real-life eventualities which are via a sequence of question
  • Med-Deck-style cards
  • Video clips illustrating the secure management of medications
  • Animations demonstrating the management and absorption of oral drugs
  • Schematic mind illustrations depicting the effect of sure DSM problems and the influence of psychotropic medicinal drugs on patients 


Reviews for Davis's Drug advisor for Nurses, 14th Edition:

I'm a BSN scholar, and this ebook has been a superb resource.  whilst my teachers inquire from me questions on medicinal drugs, i do know i'll solution any questions they've got with this book... This used to be the publication my hardest medical teacher advised to me, and my classmates who've different drug manuals want that they had this one.”

– Honor F., Nursing Student

As a scholar nurse, I spend extra time with this ebook than I do with my family members. effortless to learn, strong structure, informative, to the purpose. It was once required by means of my application and i've chanced on it to be a superb resource.”

– Jen S., Nursing Student

I am capable of write nursing plans, comprehend ailment procedure, and correct management of substances all due to this one book.

– Kia S.

Simply placed, the simplest drug advisor out there.

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Schapelle: Evidence Facts Truth

On eight October, 2004, Schapelle Corby used to be stopped at Bali Airport by way of customs officers, wearing 4.1kg of hashish in her unlocked bodyboard bag. Tony Wilson, a journalist for the Gold Coast Bulletin, was once at paintings while the inside track got here via. His existence has been a rollercoaster journey ever considering that. Tony has been against the law reporter for over two decades. He has obvious all of it, heard all of it yet Schapelle?s tale was once varied. Tony has checked the evidence, hunted down the proof and awarded what he believes to be the reality, during this attention-grabbing account of Schapelle and her kinfolk.

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Designer Drugs (Drugs: The Straight Facts)

By M. Foster Olive

Know about the risks of synthetically created elements that mimic the results of managed hallucigens, stimulants, and depressants. medicinal drugs are everywhere--on our streets, in our houses, and in our schools--but instantly proof approximately medicinal drugs aren't. medicines: The instantly evidence fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a old and medical method of studying approximately medicines.

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El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin

In this unheard of and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished fact concerning the warfare on medications at the American. El Sicario is the hidden face of America's battle on medicinal drugs. he's a freelance killer who functioned as a commandante within the Chihuahuan country police, who was once knowledgeable within the US by means of the FBI, and who for two decades abducted, tortured and murdered humans for the drug on the behest of Mexican drug cartels. he's successful guy who got here off the killing fields alive. He left the enterprise and became to Christ. after which he made up our minds to inform the tale of his lifestyles and paintings. Charles Bowden first encountered El Sicario whereas reporting for the publication "Murder City". As belief among the 2 males built, Bowden bore witness to the Sicario's unfolding confession, and determined to inform his tale. The well-spoken guy that emerges from the pages of El Sicario is person who has been groomed by means of poverty and pushed by means of a refusal to be another statistic within the failure of Mexico. he's not conceited, he claims no significant status in geared up crime. yet he can clarify intimately not just torture and homicide, yet how energy is shipped and utilized in the association among the general public Mexican kingdom and legislations enforcement at the floor - the place terror and slaughter are easily instruments in imposing coverage for either the police and the cartels. And he isn't an outlaw or a insurgent. he's the kingdom. while he headed the country police anti-kidnapping squad in Juarez, he was once additionally operating a kidnapping ring in Juarez. while he used to be killing humans for funds in Juarez, he used to be sprucing his marksmanship on the Federal Police diversity. Now he lives within the usa as a fugitive. One cartel has 1 / 4 million greenback agreement on his head. one other cartel is making an attempt to recruit him. He speaks as a loose guy and of his personal loose will - there aren't any fees opposed to him. he's a lonely voice - nobody together with his historical past has ever come ahead and talked. he's the long run - there are literally thousands of males like him in Mexico and there'll be extra somewhere else. he's the reality not anyone desires to hear.

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Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction

By Steven Martin


A popular authority at the mystery global of opium recounts his descent into ruinous obsession with one of many world’s oldest and such a lot seductive medications, during this harrowing memoir of habit and recovery.
A natural-born collector with a nostril for unique experience, San Diego–born Steven Martin his bliss to Southeast Asia, the place he discovered paintings as a contract journalist. whereas learning an editorial concerning the vanishing tradition of opium smoking, he used to be encouraged to start gathering infrequent nineteenth-century opium-smoking gear. over the years, he accrued a priceless collection of beautiful pipes, old lamps, and different opium-related accessories—and started placing all of it to take advantage of by way of smoking a really powerful type of the drug known as chandu. yet what began as leisure use grew right into a thirty-pipe-a-day behavior that ate up Martin’s each waking hour, left him incapable of labor, and exacted a frightful actual and monetary toll. In passages that would ship a kick back up the backbone of an individual who has ever lived within the shadow of substance abuse, Martin chronicles his efforts to regulate after which triumph over his addiction—from quitting chilly turkey to taking “the therapy” at a Buddhist monastery within the Thai countryside.
instantaneously a robust own tale and a desirable ancient survey, Opium Fiend brims with anecdotes and lore surrounding the drug that a few have referred to as the methamphetamine of the nineteenth-century. It remembers the heyday of opium smoking within the usa and Europe and takes us contained in the befogged opium dens of China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The drug’s beguiling results are defined in bright detail—as are the excruciating pains of withdrawal—and there are intoxicating stories of pipes shared with an eclectic choice of opium aficionados, from Dutch dilettantes to hard-core addicts to world-weary international correspondents.
A compelling story of 1 man’s transformation from revered pupil to hapless drug slave, Opium Fiend places us less than opium’s spell along its protagonist, permitting modern readers to event anew the insidious attract of a diabolical vice that the realm has all yet forgotten.

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Brain 2.0: Super-charge Your Brain with Mind-boosting Nootropic Supplements and Drugs

By James Lee

Nootropic elements shouldn't be a mystery, reaping benefits in basic terms the pick out few who're 'in the know' you could hack your brains working process to accomplish heightened degrees of cognitive skills Do any of the next statements sound typical to you? - As i am getting older, my brain looks slowing down and i'm forgetting issues - i'm having difficulty concentrating and protecting specialize in vital initiatives - i'm being affected by low temper and shortage motivation - i've been clinically determined with a neurological illness corresponding to Alzheimer's, Parkinsons or a number of Sclerosis and that i are looking to do every thing i will be able to to sluggish the development of my affliction (* observe - nootropics aren't treatments for those health problems - they could simply support gradual the development, besides many of the pharmaceutical concepts) - My days contain challenging cognitive necessities (college scholars or yes pros) and that i are looking to do what i will be able to to get a psychological facet, with no harmful side-effects As with my different publications, the purpose of this consultant is to distill all of the advanced examine right into a easy, concise record which lays out all of the info you must be aware of at the quite a few nootropic vitamins and medicine to be had this present day. a few of these nootropics, reminiscent of the racetams, are almost unknown open air of 'brain hacking' circles. or even then, many of the info on hand merely refers to piracetam, the main famous of this classification of strong neuro-enhancers.

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