ERIC Number: ED242593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Narcotics, Secondary Education, Social Problems
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
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.