Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration

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SAGE Publications, Aug 22, 2013 - Social Science - 688 pages
Drugs and Drug Policy, Second Edition provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. This engaging text examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. Authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins also discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; and theories of the “causes” of drug use.
 

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Yes, what wasteful spending and what's the point? Over 200,000 people die every year from FDA "approved" drugs. The ones dying from non-FDA drugs (and over-the-counter drugs) is minuscule. One day MD's will go to jail for killing people with FDA drugs. Hopefully soon. Great write up!

Contents

DRUG CONTROVERSIES AND DEMONIZATION
1
THEORIES OF DRUG USE
45
THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS PART I
80
THE EFFECTS OF DRUGS PART II
133
PATTERNS OF ILLEGAL DRUG USE
177
PATTERNS OF LEGAL DRUG USE
225
DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAMS
265
DRUG TREATMENT
301
POLICIES REGULATING LEGAL DRUGS PART II PRESCRIPTION AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS AND HERBAL SUPPLEMEN...
391
POLICIES REGULATING ILLEGAL DRUGS
440
DRUG POLICIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND UNITED STATES INFLUENCE
487
GLOSSARY
525
BIBLIOGRAPHY
531
INDEX
625
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
661
Copyright

POLICIES REGULATING LEGAL DRUGS PART I ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
350

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Clayton Mosher received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto, and is currently a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University Vancouver. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of inequality in criminal justice system processing, drugs and drug policies, and the impact of prison construction on employment. Besides co-authoring the Second Edition of Drugs and Drug Policy, he co-authored the Second Edition of The Mismeasure of Crime (SAGE, 2012) with Terance Miethe and Timothy Hart.

Scott Akins received his Ph.D. in sociology at Washington State University in 2002 and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at Oregon State University. His research interests include drug use and policy; immigration, drug use and crime; and the intersection of disadvantage, ethnicity, and crime. His recent work has been published in Justice Quarterly and the Journal of Drug Issues.

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