The abuse of methamphetamines in Southeast Asia has become a major problem over the past decade. Thailand has been particularly hard hit, and methamphetamines abuse now affects all sectors of Thai society. In the early 1990s, manufacturers set up laboratories across the border in Burma and began large-scale production. The new and inexpensive product, known in Thailand as yaa baa or madness medicine, flooded the local market, and has also been found in the United States and Europe. Published in French in 2002 and now made available in an English translation, this book is the first to deal with the rapid spread of methamphetamines in the region and in Thailand in particular, and their impact it has had on local society.qFinally, energy drinks would, in theory, seem to be a harmless component of the recent smart wave. ... Energy drinks cost less than yaa baa pills.13 They are sometimes even offered to drivers by gas stations attendants when drivers stop foranbsp;...
|Author||:||Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy, Joël Meissonnier|
|Publisher||:||NUS Press - 2004-01|