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Club drugs

Author: Katherine Swarts
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2006.
Series: History of drugs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Looks at the history of club drugs, including discussions on their development, side effects, deadly risks, medical issues, and legal attempts to curtail their use.
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Swarts
ISBN: 0737719532 9780737719536
OCLC Number: 59360190
Description: 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The early history of club drugs --
The early days of ecstasy / Julie Holland --
Alexander Shulgin : the controversial promoter of MDMA / Dennis Romero --
The parallel histories of ecstasy and LSD / Tara McCall --
Ecstasy becomes illegal / Anastasia Toufexis --
Ecstasy should not have been made illegal / Ann Shulgin --
Early medical debates over ecstasy / Marjory Roberts --
The ecstasy controversy in Britain in the early 1990s / Matthew Collin, with John Godfrey --
Club drugs since the late 1990s --
Ketamine is becoming a popular club drug / John Cloud --
Users underestimate the deadly risks of GHB / Tamar Nordenberg --
The club drug scene is growing more dangerous / Sara Trollinger --
Rohypnol and GHB facilitate rape / Nora Fitzgerald, K. Jack Riley --
Ecstasy is becoming a dangerous street drug / Benjamin Wallace-Wells --
A friend's death from ecstasy / Alexander Kogan --
In defense of club drugs / Jimi Fritz --
Medical and legal issues --
The 2001 Ecstasy Prevention Act will combat ecstasy abuse / Bob Graham --
The 2001 Ecstasy Prevention Act violates civil liberties / Greg Smith --
The RAVE Act is unconstitutional / Brooke A. Levy --
Defending the RAVE Act / Joseph R. Biden Jr. --
Club drugs cause brain damage, coma, and death / Glen R. Hanson --
Ecstasy is not nearly as dangerous as many people think / Rick Doblin --
The controversy over the therapeutic benefits of ecstasy continues / Linda Marsa --
The first government-approved study of ecstasy for medical purposes / Rick Weiss --
Appendix. How drugs are classified --
Facts about club drugs --
Chronology --
Organizations to contact.
Series Title: History of drugs.
Responsibility: edited by Katherine Swarts.
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Looks at the history of club drugs, including discussions on their development, side effects, deadly risks, medical issues, and legal attempts to curtail their use.

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