From Chocolate to Morphine

Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs

About the Course:

From Chocolate to Morphine is the definitive guide to drugs and drug use from one of America’s most respected and best-known doctors. This enormously popular book—the best and most authoritative resource for unbiased information about how drugs affect the mind and body—covers a wide range of available substances from coffee to marijuana, antihistamines to psychedelics, steroids to smart drugs, and discusses probable effects, precautions, and alternatives. Now expanded and updated to cover such drugs as Oxycontin, Ecstasy, Prozac, and ephedra and to address numerous ongoing issues, including the war on drugs, marijuana for therapeutic use, the overuse of drugs for children diagnosed with ADHD, and more, From Chocolate to Morphine is an invaluable resource.

Journal/Publisher:

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date:

2004 Revised and Updated

Authors

Andrew Weil, M.D.; Winifred Rosen

About the Authors:

Andrew Weil, M.D. has degrees in biology and medicine from Harvard University. He is clinical professor of medicine and director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Winifred Rosen is a freelance writer.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drugs and drug use. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain why people use drugs.

  2. Describe a user’s relationship with drugs.

  3. Differentiate between the different types of drugs.

  4. List alternatives to taking drugs.

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