Now in its sixth edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable reference tool. Michael Gossop has updated this new edition to take account of new laws and practices that have come in to place since the previous edition, published in 2000. Written in an accessible style and providing a balanced perspective, the book is ideal for non-specialists in training, such as student nurses and social workers and for anyone with an interest in this complex, ever-present and emotive issue.

chapter 1|12 pages

The Chemistry of Everyday Life

chapter 2|18 pages

The Effects of Drugs

chapter 3|16 pages

The Social Context

chapter 4|14 pages

Chemical Comforts

chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|20 pages


chapter 7|18 pages


chapter 8|14 pages

The Hallucinogens

chapter 9|28 pages

Archetypal Drugs of Abuse

chapter 10|20 pages

The Control of Drugs

chapter 11|16 pages

Junkie Myths

chapter 12|14 pages

Doors in the Wall