The classification of drugs of abuse can be made on the basis of how the specific drugs are derived, whether they occur naturally, require some level of processing (semisynthetic), or require total synthesis. Drugs can also be classified on the basis of their mode of action, whether narcotic, hypnotic, or psychotropic. In this article, a basic classification of drugs is presented.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of forensic science|
|Editors||Jay A. Siegel, Pekko J. Saukko|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|