Read about the “7 Drug Categories” on the DRE website. Using your textbook, the DEA “Drugs of Abuse” article, and two other sources, write a five (5) page (APA) formatted research paper. Five pages mean five pages of narrative text. The cover page, abstract and resource page does NOT count toward the length of the assignment.

Topic: Select two of the seven drug categories and compare and contrast the following issues:

Compare and contrast drug abuse factors between the two categories

Effects on the human body including symptomology

Identification and packaging

Methods of ingestion

Trafficking trends for the two drug categories

Issues in criminality

WARNING: Select two categories not two drugs; for example you cannot select cocaine and methamphetamine because they are both in the stimulant category.