Very Good. Examines the nature, effects, and medical and legal aspects of methaqualone use and abuse. Library binding. Cloth over boards. 104 p. Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs, 68. Intended for a young adult/teenage audience.
Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0877547661 Hardback Introductory Essay Jack Mendleson, M.D. and Nancy Mello, Ph.D. Harvard University Medical School. After it was synthesized in 1955, Quaaludes, the most common trade name for the drug methaqualone, were freely prescribed by physicians and quickly gained popularity among illicit drug abusers. Abuse of Quaaludes reached major proportions during the 1960s in Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. In 1981, 10% of all high school seniors had tried Quaaludes. Its use in the United States increased with such rapidity that by 1984, even physicians' prescriptions for Quaaludes were legally banned. Were the claims that Quaaludes are non-addicting justified? What causes the frightening side effects, including life-threatening seizures and psychotic symptoms? Why are Quaaludes called a "love drug"? Did the sleep disorder clinics know the dangers of these drugs when they were dispensing them? This book answers these and other questions, and in doing so eliminates the myths surrounding this popular though dangerous drug. Illustrated. Illustrated laminated boards.
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