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ERIC Number: ED242593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Heroin. Specialized Information Service.
Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
The document presents a collection of articles about heroin. Article 1 provides general information on heroin identification, drug dependence, effects of abuse, cost, source of supply, and penalties for illegal heroin use. Article 2 gives statistical information on heroin-related deaths in the District of Columbia between 1971 and 1982. Article 3 discusses the controversial methadone treatment for heroin addiction. In article 4, heroin is endorsed as a treatment for cancer pain. Article 5 reports on the dangers of using China White (a synthetic drug that is 80 times more powerful than heroin), and article 6 reports on the use of drugs in combination (speedballing). The final article focuses on drug adulteration as a principal cause of physical injury and deaths associated with heroin use. The document concludes with an annotated bibliography of over 20 related books and articles. (LH)
Do It Now Foundation, Box 5115, Phoenix, AZ 85010 ($2.50 each, complete set of 9/$20.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Heroin; Heroin Addicts; Methadone; PF Project
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 299-306, and SO 015 454-456.