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Illicit drugs

Author: Richard Isralowitz; Peter L Myers
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2011.
Series: Health and medical issues today.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume compiles information and materials documenting illicit drugs and their use from multiple perspectives. Some 20 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population of the United States aged 12 and older, use marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, ecstasy, or other illicit drugs. The cost to our society is enormous, more than $300 billion annually for related expenses such as health care and treatment,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Isralowitz; Peter L Myers
ISBN: 9780313365669 0313365660 9780313365676 0313365679
OCLC Number: 667592469
Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Historical perspective --
Theoretical considerations and risk factors --
U.S. problems, policies, programs, agencies, and organizations --
International perspectives --
People at risk : brief profiles --
Key issues and controversies --
Prevention and treatment : an overview.
Series Title: Health and medical issues today.
Responsibility: Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers.

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