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Our Love Affair with Drugs: The History, the Science, the Politics

Jerrold Winter


Prescription, illicit, and recreational drugs touch all of our lives yet a basic understanding of these chemicals is largely absent among Americans. Jerrold Winter offers a comprehensive account of psychoactive drugs, chemicals which influence our brains in myriad ways. Manifestations of their influence on the brain are quite varied. There may be the comfort provided by opioids to those who are dying or in pain or, in everyday life, the surge of contentment for the users of caffeine, nicotine, heroin, alcohol, or marijuana upon the taking of their drug of choice. Turning to the more exotic, a ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190051464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190051464.001.0001


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Jerrold Winter, author