Drug Abuse pp 178-186 | Cite as

The International Approaches to Drug Control

  • Leon Steinig
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 20)


The origins of the use of narcotic substances for medicinal purposes are lost in the mists of the past; so are also their uses for satisfying man’s propensity to evade reality by retreating into the illusions of artificial paradises. Sixteenth Century B.C. sources provide the earliest references to the use of opium medicinal ends.*


International Treaty Quantitative Limitation Opium Protocol Narcotic Drug International Approach 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

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  • Leon Steinig

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