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- One good thing about slave owners... Franks, Gary // Across the Board;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p12
Asserts the need to stop drug slavery in United States and how it affects African-Americans. Statement of the author on government's participation in stopping the drug trade; Racial stereotypes reinforced by whites.
- Substance abuse: The toll on blacks. // Black Enterprise;Jul90, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p39
Presents highlights of several recent studies on the impact of substance abuse on blacks. Smoking; Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse.
- Facts about drug overdose. // Current Health 2;Nov84, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p25
Even common drugs such as aspirin can be toxic in large doses. Over-the-counter drugs, like diet pills and decongestants can contain stimulants that can be very dangerous. To save an overdose victim, quick action and full information about the substance taken are necessary.
- Fighting drugs. // Current Health 2;Apr87, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p12
Explanation of new anti-drug legislation, drug abuse education, treatment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the cost of drug abuse in the workplace--$33 billion a year. Efforts to stop drug-producing nations.
- Hallucinogens. // Current Health 2;Jan1991, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p14
Warns against hallucinogens. Peyote (mescaline) and psilocybin; LSD and PCP; Long-term problems.
- Recognizing signs of drug abuse. // Current Health 2;Sep96 Supplement, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1
Presents review questions with answers and suggested classroom activities from the article `Recognizing Signs of Drug Abuse,' which appeared in the September 1996 issue of American magazine `Current Health 2.' Common effects of most frequently used drugs; Effects of drugs on reaction time;...
- Closing the gate to drugs. // Current Health 1;Feb1990, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p16
Discusses drug dependence and how to avoid it. Gateway drugs and how people get hooked.
- Why some people turn to drugs. // Current Health 1;Sep90, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p10
Discusses why people abuse drugs. Problems in life; Low self-esteem; Feeling out of control; Lack of significant people in one's life.
- A rough crossing: Gateway to drugs. // Current Health 1;Mar1993, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p6
Speculates on the gateway theory that some substances and some behaviors may open the door to use of more dangerous substances. Factors that lead to the gateway; Nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs; Physical and psychological dependence; Tobacco smoking; Alcohol; Marijuana. INSET:...
- Inhalant abuse. // Children Today;Jul/Aug85, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p23
Only within the last decade has the extent and diversity of inhalant abuse among adolescents been investigated. A look at some emerging characteristics of inhalant abuse, and key findings from an exploratory study on the use of inhalants by Mexican American youths who reside in public housing...