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Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience

Mitch Earleywine


At least one third of Americans have used an illicit drug at least once. Drugs attract considerable attention in science, legislation, and the media. Nevertheless, people develop their attitudes about drugs and drug users based on limited information, government policies are formed without a complete picture of the intoxication experience, and researchers often find themselves divided into camps based on the drug they study most often, limiting their ability to benefit from important work done on other drugs. A thorough and accessible review of the subjective effects of drugs and the dominant ... More

Keywords: marijuana, cannabis, illicit drugs, intoxication, addiction, pot, drug enforcement

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165319
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitch Earleywine, editor
University of Southern California

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3 Hallucinogens

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4 Subjective Effects of Alcohol I

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5 Subjective Effects of Alcohol II

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6 Ethnicity and the Subjective Effects of Alcohol

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7 Sex and Drugs

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8 Subjective Effects of Opioids

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9 Cannabis

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