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NCJ Number: 72703 Find in a Library
Title: Parental Guide to Drug Abuse
Corporate Author: Law Enforcement Officers, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Law Enforcement Officers, Inc
Orlando, FL 32803
Sale Source: Law Enforcement Officers, Inc
1516 East Hillcrest Street
Suite 106
Orlando, FL 32803
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is designed to provide parents and youths with reliable information on drugs and other substances of abuse.
Abstract: Law Enforcement Officers, Incorporated, a professional association of law enforcement officers and related personnel in the Orlando, Florida, area, published the booklet in order to make up for a lack of up-to-date information on drug and alcohol abuse. Government agencies, educators, professionals in substance abuse, law enforcement personnel, and others assisted in the preparation of the materials. Discussion begins with a brief history of drug abuse and of the attempts to eliminate it. Drugs of abuse and their effects are described and opium derivatives, methaqualone, tranquilizers, cocaine, amphetamines, LSD, marijuana, hashish, alcohol, and inhalants are discussed. Separate chapters provide information on identifying drugs, substances, and user symptoms and a summary table is included. Other chapters review Florida's Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (State Statute 893) and list telephone numbers for Orlando area information centers, hospitals, ambulance services, alcohol and drug services, law enforcement agencies, and medical emergency rescue services where information and help may be obtained. The last chapter suggests parental approaches for dealing with abusers and defines drug-related terms. A list of the booklet's sponsors is included.
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Drug effects; Drug information; Drug laws; Florida
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