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METHAQUALONE

  common names: French Quaalude, furies, mandrakes, quas, quacks, quads, 714s, soaps, soapers, sopes, super Quaaludes, super soper Pop a lude and you’re off on a boozeless drunk, flying high with the Quaalude Culture of the seventies. ‚Safe and nonaddictive“ proclaimed the manufacturers of the magic little tablets. „Let’s have a party!“ cheered fun-seekers everywhere. … Weiterlesen …

The Addict and the Law

  introduction | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 CHAPTER 4 THE NUMBER OF ADDICTS AND RECRUITMENT PATTERNS The number of drug addicts in the United States has always been an essentially unknown quantity. Before 1914, when addiction was not a criminal … Weiterlesen …

SPANISH FLY

  If you expect Spanish fly to send you and your lover into spasms of sexual delight, watch out! A most unpleasant surprise awaits those who toy with this famed „aphrodisiac.“ Scientifically, Spanish fly is known as cantharides and is actually produced from the crushed wings of the Lytta vesicatoria (also Cantharis vesicatoria) beetle. The … Weiterlesen …

PART II OpiateAddiction as a Social Problem

CHAPTER 11 THE EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR II Every major war in which the United States has engaged, beginning with the Civil War, has had considerable effect upon the narcotics problem. World War 11 was not an exception. The Civil War, by popularizing the use of the hypodermic needle in medical practice, and through the … Weiterlesen …

TRANQUILIZERS

  Stress is not an invention of the twentieth century. We have suffered from its effects since man first dodged dinosaurs. Fear, guilt, and worry accompany our passage through life, and over the centuries we have sought various means of alleviating our mental anguish. Tranquilizers are an invention of the twentieth century, the latest means … Weiterlesen …

PART I The Natureof the Opiate Habit

  CHAPTER 3 HABITUATION AND ADDICTION Not all persons receiving opiates regularly for long periods of time become addicted. Edouard Levinstein, a prominent nineteenth century German authority, designated persons who were not addicted, but who were receiving the drug, as „morphinists,“ and applied the term „Morphiumsuchtiger“ (morphine addict) to those who were addicted. French students … Weiterlesen …

Summary

    Chapter 1 Chapter 1 describes the questions leading to this study, the aims and, the methods used. During the past 25 years experience has been gained with methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in the Netherlands. Many heroin-dependent individuals continue, despite the maintenance treatment with methadone and the support from the MMT facilities, to use … Weiterlesen …

1. Sicily: Home of the Mafia

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia AT THE END of World War II, there was an excellent chance that heroin addiction could be eliminated in the United States. The wartime security measures designed to prevent infiltration of foreign spies and sabotage to naval installations made smuggling into the United States virtually impossible. Most American … Weiterlesen …

Section 5: Vein and other local damage

  Introduction Vein blockage and collapse Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Long-term consequences of vein collapse Ulcers Factors affecting healing ‚Missed hits‘ ‚Lumps and bumps‘ Gangrene Key points Introduction This section looks at damage to veins and infections of injecting sites. Vein blockage is discussed, as are the consequences of poor circulation such as ulcer formation. … Weiterlesen …

The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia

The Mafia in America   At first the American Mafia ignored this new business opportunity. Steeped in the traditions of the Sicilian „honored society,“ which absolutely forbade involvement in either narcotics or prostitution, the Mafia left the heroin business to the powerful Jewish gangsters-such as „Legs“ Diamond, „Dutch“ Schultz, and Meyer Lansky-who dominated organized crime … Weiterlesen …