Heroin

Heroin We see it in films like Pulp Fiction Trainspotting read about it in obituaries of stars like Kurt Cobain hear of it in the news We know all about heroin yet beyond the myth of its powers dangers h

  • Title: Heroin
  • Author: Humberto Fernandez Richard B. Seymour David E. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781568381534
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • We see it in films like Pulp Fiction Trainspotting, read about it in obituaries of stars like Kurt Cobain, hear of it in the news We know all about heroin yet, beyond the myth of its powers dangers, how much do we really know about this ever pervasive drug This book provides a much needed, up to the minute, comprehensive, no nonsense examination of the dWe see it in films like Pulp Fiction Trainspotting, read about it in obituaries of stars like Kurt Cobain, hear of it in the news We know all about heroin yet, beyond the myth of its powers dangers, how much do we really know about this ever pervasive drug This book provides a much needed, up to the minute, comprehensive, no nonsense examination of the drug from the discovery of opium by the Sumerians 7000 years ago to the use, abuse, treatment meaning of heroin today The definitive reference on the drug s history, pharmacology, psychology sociology, this groundbreaking work also offers a spellbinding account of heroin s power persistent allure, its medicinal benefits destructive nature Animated with vivid personal stories vignettes, Heroin puts a human face on the long complex story behind this notorious drug If ever a comprehensive book on heroin were needed it is now, Humberto Fernandez has filled that need by providing a fully developed history, psychology, physiology pharmacology of heroin addiction David E Smith, MD, Founder, President Medical Director, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc Richard B Seymour, MA, Managing Editor, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Heroin is recommended reading for both the general public addiction treatment professionals It provides a wealth of information of great value in understanding heroin addiction treatment Mark Parrino, MPA, President, American Methadone Treatment Assn

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    1. Very in depth on all aspectshistory, use, treatments, criminal justice system, etc. I think the case studies were the weakest part of the book. It would have been nice if they had been more varied.

    2. As a therapist working with heroin addicts, this book helped educate me on the drug and even the politics behind the drug trade, treatment/recovery,etc.

    3. This is an excellent overview of the psychopharmacology, psychopathology, sociology, economics and politics of heroin--a real synoptic representation of the drug and its history. A latter, second edition has since been published and should probably be read instead of this older work. For more on the politics of heroin, McCoy's Politics of Heroin & his earlier The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (the better of the two, but not accounting for the move of heroin production--with our troops [...]

    4. Very informative but poorly written. Enthusiasm and dedication often make up for the flaws in composition.

    5. Everything you ever wanted to know about the stuff but were afraid to try and afraid to ask. Very clearly written for adults, very objective and very readable.

    6. كتاب لاباس به.فيه معلومات كافية عن مادة الهيروين والادمان المرضي الناتج عن طريقه.ولكن عنوان الكتاب بعيد جدا في رايي عن المضمونخاصتا في مجال علم الادويةPhamacologyسرد انشائي سريع ممزوج برؤوس مصطلحات في علم الادويةكنت اتمنى ان ارى عمق اكثر في الكمية والجودة في هذا المجالالمجال ال [...]

    7. Heroin use and over use 'addiction'Who ever knows anything about that other world. The war on drugs is such a scam with the government just having to spend more money every year to maintain any semblance of winning anything except maybe spending money and keeping people employed. What a lousy job too when it's so volatile. All these drugs are used for medication so why to not treat it like that. When people are sick, they try to get feeling better so why not help them. It would be cheaper than t [...]

    8. This was an interesting book. I was a bit disappointed though. It lacked the focus I had hoped for and grown to expect from similar books. The book deveolved to a discussion of America's drug policy, but this discussion lacked the depth of description, and the focus on heroin that would have made it beneficial. There were a series of vignettes discussing the life of addiction, which, while interesting, felt flat after the second interlude. All in all, I would try to find another book on this top [...]

    9. Such a fun read! The beginning is really easy to get into, and then it covers so many different sides of the story, including a pretty nuanced view of neuroscience basics AND America's prison system and how it plays into this, which is so crucial to understanding the systems behind drug use. Will totally recommend to anyone wanting to get a full picture of the heroin problem in America and how we got here.

    10. Overall, it's a good book! It has a great discussion of heroin from many aspects: history, case studies, treatment, legal, social, pop culture, etc. I would've liked more social discussion but still a good book. The hiccup is that he spends a bit too much on some semi-irrelevant history.

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