This publication is intended to give a brief description of the drugs most frequently manufactured / processed and/or abused, as well as definitions of the most relevant scientific terms used in this context. It is by no means exhaustive, nor is it meant to replace any of the more comprehensive textbooks and encyclopedias on drugs of abuse. Rather, it is an attempt on the part of the Scientific Section to provide to the interested reader some basic, generally accepted information on selected drugs of abuse, their abuse patterns, pharmacological effects and medical use, if any.
Professor Steven Hick at Carleton University in Canada has designed this website for those registered on the 52100W Internet section of his first year social work course. It is a complete distance learning course incorporating multimedia elements. The emphasis is on Canadian social policy rather than social work practice.
DrugScope's encyclopaedia of drugs and their history, effects and the law.