|Titre :||Drugs - Without the hot air. Minimising the harms of legal and illegal drugs|
|Auteurs :||D. NUTT|
|Type de document :||Livre|
|Editeur :||Cambridge : UIT Cambridge, 2012|
|Format :||352 p. / fig., index|
|Discipline :||PRO (Produits, mode d'action, méthode de dépistage / Substances, action mode, screening methods)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEDANGER ; ECSTASY ; CANNABIS ; MEPHEDRONE ; COCAINE ; COMPARAISON ; EFFET RECHERCHE ; ALCOOL ; DROGUES DE SYNTHESE ; ADDICTION ; TRAITEMENT ; CRACK ; POTENTIEL ADDICTIF ; INTERDICTION DE FUMER ; PSYCHOTROPES ; PERFORMANCE ; LSD ; CHAMPIGNONS HALLUCINOGENES ; LUTTE
Prof David Nutt was appointed chairman of the UK Government's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), in 2008. In 2009 he published an editorial in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, comparing the harms caused by horse-riding with the effect of taking ecstasy or cannabis. As a result of this and other comments on the harms caused by legal and illegal drugs, he was sacked by the then Home Secretary. In "Drugs - without the hot air", Prof Nutt puts the case for an evidence-based scientific approach to drugs. In straightforward languages for the lay person, he explains what drugs are, how they affect the body and the mind, and why people take them and get addicted to them. He shows how we can quantify the overall harms of a drug, addressing issues from direct danger of death, through to environmental, financial and family factors, to obtain a true indication of the overall effect of a drug. Then, working from the facts, he recommends how society ought to address drugs and drug-taking, to minimize the harms at every level.
We need to quantify the harms of each and every drug. Then we can make informed decisions regarding our choice of lifestyle, and policymakers can take a rational approach to legislation on alcohol, cocaine, heroin, tobacco etc. A potential deep rift between governments' need to appear tough on drugs on the one hand, and a rational evidence-based approach to drugs legislation and treatment, could have very damaging consequences.
|Note de contenu :||
1. Why I had to write this book
2. Is ecstasy more dangerous than horse riding?
3. How can we measure the harms done by drugs?
4. Why do people take drugs?
5. Cannabis, and why did Queen Victoria take it?
6. If alcohol were discovered today, would it be legal?
7. "Meow meow" - should mephedrone have been banned?
8. What is addiction? Is there an "addictive personality"?
9. Can addiction be cured?
10. Cocaine - from chewing to crack
11. Why was smoking banned in public places?
12. Prescription drugs
13. Can drugs improve performance?
14. Psychedelics - should scientists try LSD?
15. The War on Drugs, and drugs in war
16. The future of drugs
17. What should I tell my kids about drugs?
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs ; Tabac / Tobacco|