Book DrugPrecipiceWe do not accept the integration of (narcotic) drugs in society, and our aim is a society in which drug abuse remains a socially unacceptable form of behaviour, a society in which drug abuse remains a marginal phenornenrn.

A drug-free society is a vision expressing optimism and a positive view of humanity: the onslaught of drugs can be restrained, and drug abusers can be rehabilitated.

Author: A. R. Moffitt
Publisher: UNSW Press (1998)
ISBN: 0868405523

Book DrugDilemaAustralia’s drug debate is reaching a critical point. Feeling compelled to “do something” and believing that current policies don’t work, some state governments are seeking to introduce heroin injecting rooms as possibly the first step in a general liberalisation of the drug laws.

Holland and Switzerland – which have done just this-are cited as examples to follow.

In this book, medical experts, social commentators and drug counsellors take a closer look at the European experience and the arguments in favour of “harm minimisation” and find them seriously flawed.

But there are alternatives which are working.

Author: J.N. Santamaria
Publisher: New Weekly Books (2000)
ISBN: 0646396641

Book DrugsHandbookThe first edition of the handbook, published in 1991 under the title Alcohol and other Drug Problems for Medical Practitioners has been in great demand both from medical practitioners and other health care workers involved in the alcohol and drug field.

This edition has involved considerable revision of the original version including the addition of recent topical issues. There are new chapters on tobacco-related problems, drugs in pregnancy, the use and abuse of amphetamines, ecstasy, and a multicultural approach to drug- and alcohol-related issues and problems.

As health care workers we have a responsibility to be concerned and informed about the possible effects of substance misuse on people’s health and their relationships. It is hoped that this handbook will increase our ability to identify possible problems and provide intervention at an early stage.

The revision was undertaken for the National Drug Strategy by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction in Adelaide.

Author: Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service (1994)
ISBN: 0644335351

How to Keep Your Kids Drug Free

Author Name:    Morey, R. A.

Title:   How to Keep Your Kids Drug Free
The Bible doesn't talk about drug abuse...does it?

A must for parents, pastors, and teachers who want to go beyond the rhetoric of anti-drug programs. It shows what Scripture says about the effects of drugs and teaches you how to apply Scriptural solutions.

A brief but convincing argument from Scripture against the use of drugs. Also contains practical counsel advice for teachers, pastors, and parents of drug abusers.


Book KeepOffTheGrassKeep Off The Grass, considered a classic, is written by one of the worlds’ most knowledgeable scientists on the subject.  It has been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch and Swedish.  In it Dr Nahas tells:

  • exactly what marijuana is and just how addictive it is
  • what its surrogates – hashish, cannabis and THC – are
  • the history of marijuana and how its use eroded ancient civilizations
  • what the Surgeon General’s warning says about marijuana – its damaging effects upon lungs, reproductive function, immunity system and the brain
  • how marijuana differs from alcohol and tobacco
  • why it is the “gateway drug” to heroin and cocaine

Author: Gabriel G Nahas
Publisher: Eriksson (1985)
ISBN: 0839743823

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