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NCJ Number: 78229 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Abuse
Corporate Author: WGBH-TV Boston
United States of America
Project Director: P Downey; S A Gilford
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

WGBH-TV Boston
Allston, MA 02134
Grant Number: 337-193
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Regional Director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs discusses several aspects of drug abuse in the United States. In this inservice training aid for police officers, he introduces each category of abused drugs and defines their dangers.
Abstract: Drugs are defined as chemical substances which either stimulate or depress the central nervous system. The categories of drugs described are stimulants (hallucinogenic drugs and amphetamines) and depressants (tranquilizers, barbiturates, and opiates). The most commonly abused drugs are marijuana, LSD, and heroin. These drugs are detailed in terms of their history, the various forms, related effects, and environments. Actual forms of the drugs are shown. Following the discussion is a question and answer panel with a psychiatrist, a police captain, and other law enforcement officials.
Index Term(s): Armed vs unarmed police; Drug abuse; Films; Hallucinogens; Heroin; Marijuana; Police in-service training
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