ERIC Number: ED242582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Methaqualone (Quaalude, Mequin). Specialized Information Service.
Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
A collection of articles about methaqualone (also known as quaalude or mequin) is presented. Article 1 discusses the increasing popularity of the depressant, methaqualone-produced psychophysiological effects, substitute drugs (valium, phenobarbitol, benadryl, and mandrax), overdose and addiction, and decreasing pharmaceutical production. Article 2 reports on China's attempts to tighten export controls over Chinese-manufactured methaqualone. Article 3 reports on a Drug Enforcement Administration alert on counterfeit methaqualone containing high levels of toxic chemicals. Article 4 briefly mentions the increasing production of quaalude and cocaine lookalikes, and article 5 deals with recent physical and chemical changes in the drug. In article 6, changing patterns of methaqualone abuse are detailed, and the final article reports on Florida's ban on the drug. The document concludes with an annotated bibliography of 24 books and articles published between 1971 and 1983. (LH)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Use, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Psychophysiology, Secondary Education, Sedatives, Social Problems
Do It Now Foundation, Box 5115, Phoenix, AZ 85010 ($2.50 each, complete set of 9/$20.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Methaqualone; PF Project
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 299-306, and SO 015 453-456.