Drug Use: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)
An intriguing look at the delicate balance in American drug policy between enforcement and reducing supply, versus prevention and reducing demand. Like heroin and cocaine before it, crack now drives American drug policy, and our prisons overflow due to mandatory three strikes sentencing. Even with a Cabinet-level drug czar, Americans continue to use crack and other mind-altering drugs in record numbers. Horse, Smack, Crack, Ecstasy, U.S. Drug Policy: A Reference Handbook focuses on the shifting approaches and attitudes behind American drug policies, especially in the last 30 years. This thought-provoking volume emphasizes the need to balance the legislation championing enforcement and reducing supply, with that calling for treatment, prevention, and reducing demand. Here is a probing look at illegal substances, along with the motivation, problems, controversies, and proposed solutions surrounding their use. Rounding out this study of a complicated aspect of American culture are the major events and significant people that influenced U.S. drug policy, what's behind addiction, and plenty of statistics.
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Tax Revenues and Big Business
Female Alcohol Use
Adolescent and YoungAdult Alcohol Use
Infant Alcohol Syndrome
Who Uses Drugs? What Are the Risk Factors?
Which Drugs Define the Problem?
Cannabis Marijuana and Hashish
Prevention and Treatment Factors
Problems Controversies and Solutions US Drug Policy in Perspective
What Do They Show?
What Does All This Cost?
Effectiveness of Prevention and Treatment Programs
The Presidents National Drug Control Strategy
Progress toward Two and FiveYear Goals
What Are the Perspectives?
What Are the Perspectives?
The Debate Goes On
IllicitDrug Use Whats Happening?
Production Trafficking and Consumption
Opium and Heroin
The Connection Cost and Need for Change
Attitudes and Behavior
Tobacco and Alcohol What Are the Facts and Data?
Female Tobacco Use
Adolescent Tobacco Use
Len Bias 19631986
Joseph Califano Jr 1931
Sigmund Freud 18561939
Francis Harrison 18731957
David Kessler 1951
Timothy Leary 19201996
Alfred Lindesmith 19051991
Richard M Nixon 19131994
Benjamin Rush 17451813
George Soros 1930
Luther Terry 19111985
Andrew Volstead 18601947
William Bill Wilson 18951971
Directory of Organizations Associations and Agencies
UniversityBased Drug Research and Policy Centers
Print and Nonprint Resources
Journals and Newsletters
Government Publications and Other Reports
Commonly Abused Drugs Categories and Street Terms
About the Author
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