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Shapiro, Harry (2010) The media guide to drugs: key facts and figures for journalists. London: Drugscope.

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DrugScope is very proud to present The media guide to drugs: key facts and figures for journalists. This new guide is intended to be a resource for journalists working across all media. The guide contains an A to Z of drugs, including information on what substances look like, how they are used, what effects they have and how many people use them in the United Kingdom. The essential Q&A section covers key topics such as how to find the latest statistics and how to avoid common myths. The guide also incorporates a discussion on reporting drug issues responsibly, non-sensationally and without contributing to the stigma faced by people with drug problems.

Table of contents:
About DrugScope
Overview of the UK drug scene
The A–Z of drugs
• Amphetamine
• Amyl nitrite
• Anabolic steroids
• BZP (Benzylpiperazine)
• Cocaine and crack
• Ecstasy
• GHB and GBL
• Heroin
• Ketamine
• Khat
• LSD
• Magic mushrooms
• Methamphetamine
• Mephedrone and other cathinones
• Methadone
• Solvents
• Tranquillisers
Reporting on drug use
Drug Q&A
• General information about the effects and risks of using drugs
• Drug statistics: how to find the figures
• Cannabis: some key questions
• What’s the [UK] government doing about drugs?
Drugs and the law
Drug treatment
Drug education and prevention
Resources


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