Last Modified: 2011-09-21
ex. amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine, caffiene, tea, chocolate
ex. barbiturates, alcohol, benzodiazephines
ex. opium, morphine, herion, codeine
peer pressure/rite of passage, religious/mystical, to relieve pain and symptoms of illness
DEA- drug enforcement agency- the principle federal agency responsible for enforcing u.s. drug laws.
marked the beginning of involvement by the government in drug manufacturing
did not prohibit distribution of dangerous substances
defined drugs and required companies to create prescription vs. non-prescription classes of drugs , labels must list ingredients and instructions and warnings
alcohol, valium-type barbiturates
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