ERIC Number: ED112310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Amphetamines, Barbiturates and Hallucinogens; An Analysis of Use, Distribution, and Control. Final Report.
McGlothlin, William H.
This report is the third of three monographs to provide perspectives on the use, distribution, and control of illicit drugs. The first, conducted in 1971, described the prevalence, use patterns, sources, distribution, and economics of the marihuana market. The second (1972) estimated the cost, benefits, and potential of approaches to narcotic addiction control. The present study compares legitimate production with retail sales to estimate the amount of diversion. Surveys of medical and other usage are compared with retail sales and the estimate of the overall illicit market. The sources, distribution and economics of the illicit market are described with the expected impact of the recently imposed amphetamine quotas. The hallucinogen section is organized in the same format as the previous marihuana report. Appendixes provide further details on the subject and an analysis of the frequency and content of drug related material published in the underground press. (Author)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Health Education, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Marketing, State of the Art Reviews
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Drug Enforcement Administration (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Psychology.