Drugs in Focus. Edition 21

Odenwald, Michael and Klein, Axel and Warfa, Nasir (2011) Drugs in Focus. Edition 21. . Office for Office Publications of the European Communities, 4 pp. PDF. (Full text available)

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Khat leaves are cultivated in the highlands of the Horn of Africa, Southern Arabia and along the East African coast. In parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Yemen, khat leaves have been chewed for centuries for their mildly stimulating properties and are for many a regular part of social life. Traditionally, khat was used mostly by men during highly ritualised communal ‘khat parties’. Within about one hour, the user experiences physiological excitation and euphoria. This is followed by a quieter, more introvert phase, giving way to a gradual comedown, which may include restlessness, irritability and melancholia.

Item Type: Internet publication
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug use and miuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 14:41 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 05:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28004 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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