|Consumers Union Report on 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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