Opium

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Ronin Publishing, 2003 M07 7 - 128 pages
Though few challenge the efficacy of opium as a pain reliever during its 7,000-year history, today it is feared more than revered. This book reviews its storied history and pharmacology in nontechnical terms, providing useful “harm reduction” information for those experimenting with the drug or its derivatives.
 

Contents

I
5
II
9
III
13
IV
23
V
33
VI
37
VII
41
VIII
47
XIV
85
XV
92
XVI
96
XVII
100
XVIII
105
XIX
113
XX
120
XXI
126

IX
57
X
63
XI
69
XII
73
XIII
79
XXII
132
XXIII
139
XXIV
140
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About the author (2003)

Research physicist and chemist, Dr. Francis Moraes was a physics professor at Portland State University when he began researching Portland's vibrant heroin subculture which is, according to DEA statistics, the number two "heroin city" in the US. He expanded his observations of the heroin underground culture to Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York City. Additionally, he has done also conducted in laboratory studies on addiction and pharmacological research which serves as the backbone of book.

Researcher and acupuncturist, Debra Kita has worked for over a decade treating drug addiction—especially addition to opioid substances like opium and heroin.

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