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Drug abuse : opposing viewpoints

Author: Karin Swisher; Katie De Koster
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1994.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Presents differing opinions on the causes of drug abuse, the effectiveness of the war on drugs, drug testing, and other related issues.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drug abuse.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)895100197
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Swisher; Katie De Koster
ISBN: 156510059X 9781565100596 1565100603 9781565100602
OCLC Number: 28114789
Description: 261 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Drug abuse is a serious problem / Mathea Falco --
The seriousness of drug abuse may be exaggerated / Sam Staley --
Increased heroin use is a serious problem / Mark Miller --
Evidence of increased heroin use is inconclusive / Mark A.R. Kleiman & Jonathan P. Caulkins --
Cocaine abuse is a serious problem / Charlie Knox --
Cocaine abuse is not a serious problem / Bruce Alexander --
The war on drugs should be prosecuted more vigorously / Joseph D. Douglass Jr. --
The war on drugs should be abandoned / Daniel K. Benjamin & Roger Leroy Miller --
International measures can help win the war on drugs / Melvyn Levitsky --
The international war on drugs is a failure / Peter Andreas & Eva Bertram --
Military efforts to stop drug trafficking are effective / Dale E. Brown --
Military efforts to stop drug trafficking are ineffective / Center for Defense Information --
Employees should be tested for drug use / G. John Tysse & Garen E. Dodge --
Employees should not be tested for drug use / Glenn Berrien --
Random drug testing in the workplace is fair / Robert L. Dupont --
Random drug testing in the workplace is unfair / Eric Neisser --
Increased regulation of prescription drugs is necessary / Pete Stark --
Increased regulation of prescription drugs is unnecessary / James R. Cooper [and others] --
Advertising prescription drugs is beneficial / Paul H. Rubin --
Prescription drug advertising is harmful / Eric P. Cohen --
Drug companies' profits are excessive / Viveca Novak --
Drug companies' high profits are justified / Richard J. Kogan --
Legalization would reduce the drug problem / Ethan A. Nadelmann --
Legalization would not reduce the drug problem / Mitchell S. Rosenthal --
Increasing federal funding for treatment programs will reduce drug abuse / George M. Anderson --
Increasing federal funding for treatment programs will not reduce drug abuse / Jeffrey A. Eisenach & Andrew J. Cowin --
Community involvement can reduce drug abuse / Mathea Falco --
Methods used by the military could reduce drug abuse / Lester David.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Karin L. Swisher, book editor, Katie de Koster, assistant editor.

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Presents differing opinions on the causes of drug abuse, the effectiveness of the war on drugs, drug testing, and other related issues.

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