Opium

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Infobase Publishing, 2007 - Opium - 119 pages
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Describes what opium is, how it is cultivated and how it is used and abused.
 

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Contents

The Use and Abuse of Drugs
6
A Brief History of Opium
8
Opium From Poppy Plant to Heroin
16
The Economics of Opium Trade Consumption and War
26
The Chemical and Addictive Properties of Opium
34
Gods Own Medicine or Drowsy Demon?
45
The Advance of Heroin
54
Opium Comes to America
64
The Opium Trade Today
76
Teenage Trends and Attitudes
87
Opium and the Law
97
Glossary
106
Bibliography
109
Further Reading
112
Index
114
About the Author
119

Modern OpiateBased Medicines
70

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