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Buzzed (book review) Cynthia M. Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson

The Straight Facts about the Most Used & Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

210714: very useful book i wish had been around when young, cynical, curious- when immortality was obvious, authority dubious, the universe endlessly fascinating. familiarity with drugs is mostly of those considered legal, mostly those prescribed. i do not drink alcohol, smoke anything, inject or snort anything. therefore little knowledge of drugs beyond curiosity about how they work on the brain, later interest in those drugs doctors gave me- anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, sedatives- but i know more than know nothing. socially, psychologically, family, genetics, i have been fortunate never much drawn to any drugs, physically susceptible, psychologically possible as behaviour. some of this book fills in, such as the very dangerous, toxic, fatal effects of inhalants. such as the uncertain possibilities of steroids. such as the generally dangerous heritage of bootleg or illegal drugs. i would rather earnestly give this book to any youth intrigued by drugs here and now and ever. clear, well-written, a good source of reasoned and not hysterical arguments and descriptions of all drugs. irony that some of the most dangerous drugs are legal and common to our society, such as solvents, such as nicotine, such as alcohol... my drug of choice in regular ingestion is caffeine, as found in my daily latte...

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