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NCJ Number: 199965 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Drugs of Abuse, 2003
Corporate Author: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Editor(s): Donald E. Joseph
Date Published: February 2003
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
Springfield, VA 22152
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Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After reviewing the provisions of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, this booklet presents information on the properties and effects of various categories of illicit drugs.
Abstract: An introduction to drug classes notes that with the exception of anabolic steroids, drugs in the other classes are used to alter mood, thought, and feeling through their actions on the central nervous system. In addition to having abuse potential (used in a manner or amount inconsistent with the medical or social patterns of a culture), most controlled substances are capable of producing dependence, either physical or psychological. The section on "narcotics" divides these drugs into the following categories: narcotics of natural origin (opium, morphine, codeine, and thebaine); semi-synthetic narcotics (heroin, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and hydrododone); synthetic narcotics (meperidine); and narcotics treatment drugs (methadone, dextoproxyphene, fentanyl, pentazocine, and butorphanol). The second category of drugs mentioned is "depressants," which encompasses various barbiturates. The section on "stimulants" focuses on cocaine, amphetamines, and anorectic drugs (khat). The drugs classified as "cannabis" include marijuana, hashish, and hashish oil. Drugs classified as "hallucinogens" are LSD, psilocybin and psiocyn and other tryptamines, peyote and mescaline, MDMA (Ecstasy and other phenethylamines), phencyclidine and related drugs, and ketamine. Other drugs reviewed are steroids and inhalants. Listings of domestic DEA offices and drug-related coordinators and administrators in the National Guard
Main Term(s): Drug information
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Cocaine; Drug effects; Drug laws; Drug manufacturing; Federal Code; Hallucinogens; Heroin; Marijuana; MDMA (designer drug); Opioids; Steroids
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