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‘Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, Intoxicating Minds is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future.’ Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain’s neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of these substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. Next the book explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan also considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties. Finally, Intoxicating Minds explores the physical consequences of our coevolution with drugs – how they have altered our very being – and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.