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NCJ Number: 194644 Find in a Library
Title: Illegal Drugs: A Complete Guide to their History, Chemistry, Use and Abuse
Author(s): Paul M. Gahlinger M.D.
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 488
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9703130-1-2
Type: Handbook
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This reference guide provides a comprehensive description of more than 170 illegal drugs in the United States offering an overview of their history, their chemical make-up, and the business of illegal drugs.
Abstract: In an attempt to provide an objective understanding and knowledge of illegal drugs, this comprehensive reference guide begins with a look into the discovery, origin, and history of the “forbidden fruit” or illegal drugs. This review of history includes a look at a century of legislation to control the flow and use of illegal drugs throughout the United States. In addition, a look at the chemistry of illegal drugs and their effect on the brain are reviewed. In Part Two of the guide, a comprehensive alphabetized listing of more than 170 illegal drugs in the United States is presented. An illegal drug is any drug that is listed on Schedule I or Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. The drugs are grouped according to similarity and explain their history, current use, chemistry, and the effects of each of the drugs. The guide offers information on self-help resources that include: drug identification, Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Coordinators across the United States, DEA division offices, and National Guard Counterdrug Coordinators. References
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Drug business; Drug effects; Drug information; Drug manufacturing; Drug purchases; Drug regulation; Drug research; Illicit chemicals
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