1974 Recreational DRUG ABUSE MANUAL Narcotics MAGIC MUSHROOMS Psychedelics LSD Hallucinogens HEROIN &c.
Vintage early 1970s booklet featuring the identification, abuse and effects of narcotics, marihuana, stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens. Psychedelic drugs, LSD, peyote, psilocybin, PCP, STP, DMT, morphine, heroin, cocaine, speed, amphetamines, barbiturates, basically a drug abuse primer on all the recreational drugs of choice taken by America's Brady Bunch and Partridge Family era youth.
In 1971 Richard Nixon declares War on Drugs. He creates the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 1973. A nascent product of the DEA. Oh and if your looking for Quaaludes - they weren't illegal until the mid 1980s.
DRUGS OF ABUSE. Published by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1974 Printing. Illustrated softcovers, 11" x 8.25", side staple bound, 16 pages including covers, richly illustrated with photographs of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug abusers, plus a colorful centerfold table with slang terms for drugs, signs of abuse and frightening side effects. Scarce, no copies held in OCLC collections worldwide. VERY GOOD Condition: some scraping and creasing at the spine fold, some shelf wear, and light signs of handling, overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An excellent example of 1970s drug ephemera.