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Methamphetamine Ralph Weisheit

Methamphetamine

Ralph Weisheit

Published August 19th 2009
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Kindle Edition
296 pages
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The defintive book on the impact of methamphetamine on people, communities, and society, written by two of Americas leading addiction and criminal justice experts. In recent years, the media have inundated us with coverage of the horrors that befallMoreThe defintive book on the impact of methamphetamine on people, communities, and society, written by two of Americas leading addiction and criminal justice experts. In recent years, the media have inundated us with coverage of the horrors that befall methamphetamine users, and the fires, explosions, and toxic waste created by meth labs that threaten the well-being of innocent people. In Methamphetamine: Its History, Pharmacology, and Treatment, the first book in Hazeldens Library of Addictive Drugs Series, Ralph Weisheit and William L. White examine the nature and extent of meth use in the United States, from meths early reputation as a wonder drug to the current perception that it is a scourge of society.In separating fact from fiction, Weisheit and White provide context for understanding the meth problem by tracing its history and the varying patterns of use over time, then offer an in-depth look at* the latest scientific findings on the drugs effects on individuals* the myths and realities of the drugs impact on the mind* the national and international implications of methamphetamine production* the drugs impact on rural communities, including a case study of two counties in the Midwest* issues in addiction and treatment of methThoroughly researched and highly readable, Methamphetamine offers a comprehensive understanding of medical, social, and political issues concerning this highly impactful drug.