Mr. Andrews is now a parent and formerly an addict so that he exhorts for community action to check the current problem since schools do nothing and other programs -- Synanon, psychiatry, methadone clinics -- may or may not help. The first 100 pages here describe the individual drugs (history, packaging and preparation, use, something called ""ambiance,"" symptoms and conclusions) in a hit and sometimes miss fashion: do ""drug 'values' at the moment dominate the scene?"" Anyone who has read elsewhere in the area will know as much as Mr. Andrews establishes here except for incidentals marijuana was once called muggles. Therefore you can skip the guidance and get down to the guide which is more functional -- namely a glossary of terms, worthless bibliography, but an extensive state-by-state listing of where to go to get help. The latter may redeem the book.