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Preventing and Controlling Drug Abuse

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Gossop M., Grant M.. ; eds. 129 pages. Geneva: : World Health Organization; ; 1990.. $19.39

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1068. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1068_3
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As befits a publication of the World Health Organization, this primer on drug abuse, its prevention, and its treatment has a global perspective: Nearly as much attention is given to khat as to heroin. And the treatment is comprehensive, almost to a fault. The pros and cons of drug legalization are noted, but so are the virtues of safety caps on prescription bottles. There is nothing controversial here; blandness prevails. This book was undoubtedly written by a committee, in this case an unidentified one.

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