Subject Description


Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs

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Subject Description

Drugs consumed for non-therapeutic purposes (e.g., tobacco, betel, coca, peyote); techniques of manufacture and preparation; methods of consumption (e.g., eating, chewing, smoking); special apparatus (e.g., cigarette holders, pipes, hypodermic needles); users; quantities consumed; physiological effects; behavior under narcosis and stimulation; associated beliefs and practices; social and legal controls; etc.

The term was changed from "Narcotics and Stimulants" to "Recreational Drugs and Non-therapeutic Drugs" in 2000.

Drink and drugs

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