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The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs has all the FACTS you need! Now you can read the Consumers Union Report  - Licit and Illicit Drugs - Online!

Software Santa has read the WHOLE Thing! This book is the #1 FACTUAL Reference on the history and use of ALL Licit and Illicit Drugs available in the 1970's. That's right: this is a Valuable Antique published in the 1970's! The History sections are all very detailed and show HOW we got to where we are now, in respect to these substances!

If you have the time: read the whole thing. If not, just read the section about the drug you are currently Interested in at the moment. The FACTS, unvarnished by any political agenda, are published ... and you might be surprised!

Read Part VIII - Marijuana and Hashish - it will open your eyes! NOT Harmful in any way!
Normally this reference would be placed in the E-Library section ... but it should be required reading for ANY Parent!!! It would be lost in the E-Library section!

One of the
Schaffer Library documents!

http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Library/studies/cu/cumenu.htm



Here is a chapter by chapter list of what is inside:

     The Consumers Union Report  - Licit and Illicit Drugs
by Edward M. Brecher and the Editors of Consumer Reports Magazine

Table of Contents
 
Part I - The Opiates: Heroin, Morphine, Opium, and Methadone
 
Chapter 1 -
Nineteenth Century America - "a dope fiends paradise"
Chapter 2 - Opiates for pain relief, for tranquilization, and for pleasure
Chapter 3 - What kinds of people used opiates?
Chapter 4 - Effects of opium, morphine and heroin on addicts
Chapter 5 - Some eminent narcotics addicts
Chapter 6 - Opium smoking is outlawed
Chapter 7 - The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906
Chapter 8 - The Harrison Narcotic Act (1914)
Chapter 9 - Tightening up the Harrison Act
Chapter 10 - Why our narcotics laws have failed: 1) Heroin is an addicting drug
Chapter 11 - Why our narcotics laws have failed: 2) The economics of the black market
Chapter 12 - The heroin "overdose" mystery and other occupational hazards of heroin addiction
Chapter 13 - Supplying heroin legally to addicts
Chapter 14 - Enter methadone maintenance
Chapter 15 - How well does methadone maintenance work?
Chapter 16 - Methadone side effects
Chapter 17 - Why methadone maintenance works
Chapter 18 - Methadone maintenance spreads
Chapter 19 - The future of methadone maintenance
Chapter 20 - Heroin on the youth drug scene - and in Vietnam
 
Part II - Caffeine
 
Chapter 21 -
Early history
Chapter 22 - Recent findings
 
Part III - Nicotine
 
Chapter 23 -
Tobacco
Chapter 24 - The Case of Dr. Sigmund Freud
Chapter 25 - Nicotine as an addicting drug
Chapter 26 - Cigarettes - and the 1964 report of the Surgeon General's Advisory Committee
 
Chapter 27 - A program for the future
 

Part IV - Alcohol, Barbiturates, Tranquilizers
 
Chapter 28 -
The barbiturates for sleep and sedation
Chapter 29 - Alcohol and barbiturates: Two ways of getting drunk
 
Chapter 30 - Popularizing the barbiturates as "thrill pills"
Chapter 31 - The nonbarbiturate sedatives and the "minor" tranquilizers
Chapter 32 - Should alcohol be prohibited?
Chapter 33 - Why alcohol should not be prohibited
 

Part V - Coca, Cocaine, Amphetamines, "Speed"
 
Chapter 34 -
Coca Leaves
Chapter 35 - Cocaine
Chapter 36 - The amphetamines
Chapter 37 - Enter the "speed freak"
Chapter 38 - How speed was popularized
Chapter 39 - The Swedish experience
Chapter 40 - Should the amphetamines be prohibited?
Chapter 41 - Back to cocaine again
Chapter 42 - A slightly hopeful postscript
 
Part VI - Inhalants, solvents and glue-sniffing
 
Chapter 43 -
The historical antecedents of glue-sniffing
Chapter 44 - How to launch a nationwide drug menace
 
Part VII - LSD and LSD-like drugs
 
Chapter 45 -
Early use of LSD-like drugs
Chapter 46 - LSD is discovered
Chapter 47 - LSD and psychotherapy
Chapter 48 - Hazards of LSD psychotherapy
Chapter 49 - Early nontherapeutic use of LSD
Chapter 50 - How LSD was popularized, 1962-1969
Chapter 51 - How the hazards of LSD were augmented, 1962-1969
Chapter 52 - LSD today: The search for a rational perspective
 
Part VIII - Marijuana and Hashish
 
Chapter 53 -
Marijuana in the Old World
Chapter 54 - Marijuana in the New World
Chapter 55 - Marijuana and Alcohol Prohibition
Chapter 56 - Marijuana is outlawed
Chapter 57 - America discovers marijuana
Chapter 58 - Can marijuana replace alcohol?
Chapter 59 - The 1969 marijuana shortage and "Operation Intercept"
Chapter 60 - The Le Dain Commission Report
 
Part IX - The Drug Scene
 
Chapter 61 -
Scope of Drug Use
Chapter 62 - Prescription, over-the-counter, and black-market drugs
Chapter 63 - The Haight-Ashbury, its predecessors and its satellites
Chapter 64 - Why a youth drug scene?
Chapter 65 - First steps toward a solution: innovative approaches by indigenous institutions
Chapter 66 - Alternatives to the drug experience
Chapter 67 - Emergence from the drug scene
 
Part X - Conclusions and Recommendations
 
Chapter 68 -
Learning from past mistakes: six caveats
Chapter 69 - Policy Issues and Recommendations
Chapter 70 - A Last Word
 
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