ERIC Number: ED242585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
"Lookalike" Drugs. Specialized Information Service.
Do It Now Foundation, Phoenix, AZ.
The document presents a collection of articles about "lookalike drugs." Article 1 presents readers with a look at "peashooters" (lookalike drugs which are usually replicas of pharmaceutical amphetamines, but increasingly used to describe simulations of cocaine and prescription downers). Lookalikes, although usually legal, are seen as a danger for those used to large doses of the legal version, who later consume the same dosage of the illegal drug. Also, these lookalike products are often substituted for illegal drugs in street transactions. Article 2 describes deaths linked to lookalike drugs. In article 3, a chart presenting lookalike analysis information gives the description, markings, and related drug content for 15 lookalike drugs. Articles 4 and 5 describe federal initiatives to control or ban the manufacture and distribution of lookalike drugs, and articles 7, 8, and 9 suggest additional approaches to the problem. The document concludes with an advertisement for lookalikes, a street drug analysis data chart, and an annotated bibliography of 12 books and articles published between 1979 and 1981. (LH)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Use, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Psychophysiology, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Stimulants
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.