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Drugs and drug policy : the control of consciousness alteration

Author: Clayton James Mosher; Scott Akins
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, ©2007.
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Provides a cross-national perspective on the regulation of drug use by examining and critiquing drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness.
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Mosher, Clayton James.
Drugs and drug policy.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, ©2007
(DLC) 2006020695
(OCoLC)70167739
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton James Mosher; Scott Akins
ISBN: 9781452211657 1452211655 9781452224763 1452224765
OCLC Number: 804847824
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 501 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Drug controversies and demonization --
Demonizing (illegal) drugs : the social construction of drug "epidemics" --
Glue-sniffing --
Marijuana --
Crack cocaine --
Heroin --
Ecstasy (MDMA) --
Methamphetamine --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
2. Theories of drug use --
Nature theories --
Genetic/biological theories --
Disease theory --
Psychological theories --
Sociological theories --
Social learning and subcultural theory --
Social control/bonding theory --
Anomie/strain theories --
Social conflict theory --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
3. The effects of drugs : part 1 --
Stimulants --
Caffeine --
Tobacco --
Cocaine --
Amphetamines --
Ritalin --
Ecstasy --
Depressants --
Alcohol --
Barbiturates --
Benzodiazepines --
GHB --
Inhalants --
Opiates --
Morphine --
Heroin --
Codeine --
Oxycodone --
Non-opiate analgesics --
Review questions --
Internet exercise --
4. The effects of drugs : part 2 --
Hallucinogens/psychedelics --
LSD --
Psilocybin --
Peyote and mescaline --
DMT and bufotenine --
PCP and ketamine --
Marijuana --
Antidepressant drugs --
Aphrodisiac/"erectile dysfunction" drugs --
Steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs --
Conclusion --
Review questions. 5. Patterns of illegal drug use --
Self-report surveys --
Monitoring the future --
Other surveys on adolescent drug use --
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health --
Validity of survey findings on drug use --
Other surveys on adult drug use --
Data on substance use by adult offenders, ADAM and I-ADAM --
Drug Abuse Warning Network statistics --
Pulse check --
Correlates of illegal drug use --
Age --
Gender/sex --
Race/ethnicity --
Social class --
Rural/urban location --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
6. Patterns of legal drug use --
Age --
Use of drugs by the elderly --
Gender/sex --
Race/ethnicity --
African Americans --
Hispanics --
American Indians --
Asians and Pacific Islanders --
Social class --
Rural/urban location --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
7. Policies regulating illegal drugs --
Trends in arrests and incarceration --
Racial and class-based inequality in the application of drug laws --
"Crack babies" --
"CRACK" --
Mandatory minimum sentences --
"School zone" policies --
Public housing evictions --
Denial of welfare --
Denial of student aid --
Asset forfeiture --
"Drug tax" laws --
Ecstasy and the RAVE Act --
Methamphetamine legislation --
Marijuana laws --
Hemp --
Medical marijuana --
Recent changes in state drug laws --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises. 8. Drug prevention programs --
Drug education programs --
DARE --
Alternative drug education programs --
Anti-drug advertising campaigns --
Zero tolerance policies --
Drug testing policies --
Schools --
Drug testing of workers --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
9. Drug treatment --
Pharmacological treatment approaches --
Drug agonists --
Drug antagonists --
Residential drug treatment programs --
Therapeutic communities --
Compulsory treatment programs --
Alcoholics Anonymous --
The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous --
Outpatient drug treatment --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercise --
10. Policies regulating legal drugs, part 1 : alcohol and tobacco --
Tobacco --
A brief history of tobacco regulation --
Bans on smoking in public places --
Restrictions on advertising and marketing of tobacco products --
Taxes on tobacco products --
The 1998 Tobacco Settlement and Anti-Smoking programs --
International tobacco legislation --
The future of tobacco regulation --
Alcohol --
Temperance movements and prohibition in American history --
Alcohol regulation in the current era --
Minimum legal drinking age --
Regulating drinking on college campuses --
Drunk driving laws --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercise. 11. Policies regulating legal drugs, part 2 : prescription and performance-enhancing drugs and herbal supplements --
Regulation of pharmaceutical products --
Early legislation --
FDA approval of pharmaceutical products --
Regulating the sale and advertising of prescription drugs --
Restricting the sale of Canadian pharmaceutical products --
Advertising pharmaceutical products --
The criminal practices of pharmaceutical companies --
The political economy of the pharmaceutical business --
The future of prescription drug regulation? --
The regulation of performance-enhancing drugs --
The rationale for regulation --
National Collegiate Athletic Association --
International Olympic Committee --
Professional sports --
Federal government regulation of steroids and dietary supplements --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet and media exercises --
12. Drug policies in other countries and United States influence --
International treaties --
Countries with severe drug policies --
Russia --
Asian countries --
Drug policies in Western countries --
American influence and intervention in drug-producing countries --
Certification policies --
Conclusion --
Review questions --
Internet exercises --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the authors.
Responsibility: Clayton J. Mosher, Scott Akins.
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