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A world-renowned authority on the science of alcohol exposes its influence on our health, mood, sleep, emotions, and productivity -- and what we can and should do to moderate our intake.
From after-work happy hour to a nightly glass of wine, we're used to thinking of alcohol as a normal part of our daily lives. In Drink?, neuropharmacology professor David Nutt takes a fascinating, science-based look at drinking to unpack why we should reconsider our favorite pastime.
Using cutting-edge scientific research and years of hands-on experience in the field, Nutt delves into the long- and short-term effects of alcohol. He addresses topics such as hormones, mental health, fertility, and addiction, explaining how alcohol travels through our bodies and brains, what happens at each stage of inebriation, and how it effects us even after it leaves our systems. With accessible, easy-to-understand language, Nutt ensures that readers recognize why alcohol can have such a negative influence on our bodies and our society. In the vein of This Naked Mind,Drink? isn't preachy; it simply gives readers clear, evidence-based facts to help them make the most informed choices about their consumption.
About the Author
David Nutt is a leading global authority on alcohol abuse. He is a professor of neuropsychopharmacology and director of the Neuropsychopharmacology Unit at Imperial College, London. He spent two years as Chief of the Section of Clinical Science in the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the NIH. David is also currently the chair of DrugScience, president of the European Brain Council, and the UK director of the European Certificate and Masters in Affective Disorders Courses. David broadcasts widely to the general public both on radio and television, including BBC science and public affairs programs on therapeutic as well as illicit drugs, their harms, and their classification.
"[Drink?] offers an abundance of medical research without judgement."—Library Journal
"Professor Nutt both knows what he’s talking about, and isn’t afraid to say it. And Drink? is a very good book for anyone interested in what alcohol does to us, both mentally and physically, in both good and bad ways."—Club Soda