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Against excess : drug policy for results

Author: Mark Kleiman
Publisher: New York, NY : BasicBooks, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drug-taking and drug control are alike: Both are often done to excess. Against Excess shows how we can limit the damage done by drugs and the damage done by drug policies. Mark Kleiman cuts through the rhetoric of the war on drugs and the legalization debate to discuss the practical options available for the control of the entire range of psychoactive substances, offering detailed prescriptions for managing alcohol,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kleiman
ISBN: 0465011039 9780465011032
OCLC Number: 25048164
Description: xvi, 474 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Preliminaries. Introduction: How to Stop Losing the War on Drugs. 1. Thinking About Drug Policy --
II. Problems. 2. Drug Abuse and Other Bad Habits. 3. The Other Victims of Drug Abuse --
III. Policies. 4. Laws. 5. The Markets for Illicit Drugs. 6. Enforcement. 7. Persuasion, Help, and Control --
IV. Drugs. 8. Alcohol. 9. Marijuana. 10. Cocaine. 11. Tobacco. 12. Heroin --
V. Recapitulation and Conclusion. 13. Against Excess: Drug Policy in Moderation.
Responsibility: Mark A.R. Kleiman.

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Drug-taking and drug control are alike - both are often done to excess. This book attempts to show how we can limit the damage done by drugs and the damage done by drug policies, arguing that a  Read more...

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