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The war on drugs IV : the continuing saga of the mysteries and miseries of intoxication, addiction, crime, and public policy

Author: James A Inciardi
Publisher: Boston, MA : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Synopsis: The War on Drugs IV: Continuing Saga of the Mysteries and Miseries of Intoxication, Addiction, Crime, and Public Policy. Written by a leading researcher and textbook author in the field of alcohol and drug studies, this text presents a series of perspectives and reflections on the worlds of drug-taking, drug-seeking and public policy. This highly readable book takes a candid look at the world of drug and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Inciardi
ISBN: 9780205513215 0205513212
OCLC Number: 150255551
Description: xiv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Mysteries And Miseries Of Intoxication And Addiction: --
Roots, berries, herbs, and grains: thoughts on cocktails, brews, and other libations and potations in Stone-Age culture --
Professors, politicians, word games, and the FDA: some trivial distinctions between drug use, drug misuse, and drug abuse --
Answering the enigmatic question: is it drug addiction or drug dependence?: or maybe it's something called pseudoaddiction --
How many drug abusers are there? --
Postscript --
Drug Fads, Fashions, And Epidemics: Some Perspectives On Getting High In America: --
From Dover's powder to the evil weed of the fields: the early history of drug-taking in America: --
Thomas Dover, Robinson Crusoe, and the great American medicine show --
Triplex liver pills, French wine coca, and the introduction of cocaine to the United States --
Peculiar legacy of Bayer Laboratories --
Hucksters, the red clause, and the emergence of antidrug legislation --
Snow parties, German war propaganda, and the rise of the criminal addict --
Marijuana: the evil weed of the fields, roadsides, and river beds --
Postscript --
Everybody Smokes Dope: Drug Use In Post-World War II America: --
Road to H --
Timothy Leary is dead --
From Black Beauty to King Kong --
Many lives of Captain Quaalude --
Everybody smokes dope --
Tic, rocket fuel, and the specter of the living dead --
Postscript --
Crank (Methamphetamine) --
Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) --
Ice (Methamphetamine) --
Marijuana --
Tobacco --
OxyContin, Crack, and HIV/AIDS --
Binge Drinking, Raves, Circuit Parties, And The Mickey Finn: Drugs And The Youth Culture At The Beginning Of The Twenty-First Century: --
Alcohol: the devil's cocktail: --
Aqua Vitae, ambrosia, and the corruptor of youth --
Bladder busting and drinking to get drunk --
Club cultures and club drugs: --
Raves --
House, techno, and trance --
XTC, Special K, and other club drugs --
Circuit parties --
Changing life of Mickey Finn: acquaintance-rape drugs, yesterday and today --
Knockout drops --
Rohypnol: a twenty-first century Mickey Finn --
Brews and blends both familiar and strange: the adulteration of club, party, and dance drugs: --
Caffeine: a domesticated drug --
Ersatz ETC --
Postscript --
Shit, Smack, Superfly, And Hillbilly Heroin: The Most Dangerous Substances On Earth: --
China white and Mexican black: comments on the production, trafficking, and use of heroin: --
What, indeed, are narcotic drugs? --
Heroin: "the most dangerous substance on Earth" --
Adventures on the opium express --
Mexican black tar and Colombian death wish --
H is for heaven, H is for hell, H is for heroin --
Gambling with death --
Heroin epidemics --
Heroin chic and the Gen-X junkie --
Postscript --
Cocaine, Crack, And Other Analogs Of "Mama Coca: --
Cocaine: the most dangerous substance on Earth: --
Adventures along the cocaine highway --
Colombian cocaine cartels --
Mexican drug cartels --
Hotel California --
Fire in the brain --
Coca paste and hurricane crack: the smoking of Mama Coca --
Discovery of crack --
Unraveling crack cocaine --
Sketches from the crack hustle --
Cracks, hard white, and eight-ball --
Crack is my pimp --
Crack baby myth --
Postscript --
Bars, Footballs, Ocs, And Watson 387: Prescription Drug Abuse And Diversion In The Twenty-First Century: --
Opioids, benzos, and prescription stimulants: --
Opioids --
Benzodiazepines --
Stimulants --
Epidemiology of prescription drug abuse: --
OxyContin: miracle medicine or devil drug? --
OxyContin and oxycodone --
Diversion of OxyContin --
OxyContin abuse in the early 2000s --
National OxyContin epidemic? --
Hillbilly heroin and the crazed media frenzy --
Diversion of prescription medications: --
Studying prescription drug diversion --
Other sources of diversion --
Postscript --
Some Consequences Of Drug Taking And Drug Seeking: --
Legends of the living dead: unraveling the drugs-crime connection: --
Religious alchemy, the saga of DB Cooper, and the genesis of the drug myths --
Tale of a terrible vice --
Fables and parables of the "living dead" --
Drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll --
Riddle of the Sphinx --
America's first war on drugs --
Heroin, cocaine, and crime in the streets --
Drugs-violence connection --
Drug use, sex work, and the subculture of violence --
Postscript --
Mainlining In The Shadow Of Death: Probing The HIV/AIDS-Drugs Connection: --
AIDS: a strange disease of uncertain origins: --
Emergence of AIDS --
Rise and fall of Anita Bryant --
Exploring the viral frontier --
Origins of HIV/AIDS --
Mainlining death: --
Shooting galleries and injection drug use --
Shooting galleries and viral contamination --
Rip offs and running partners --
Viral hepatitis and injection drug use: --
Dilemmas of drugs, sex, HCV, and HIV/AIDS: --
HIV risk reduction among injection and other drug users --
Trojans, rubbers, frogskins, and bishops: a brief discourse on condoms, both male and female --
Needle/syringe exchange --
Postscript --
Strategies In The War On Drugs: --
Great drug war: policies and programs to reduce drug supply and demand: --
Supply-reduction strategies: --
Fat Albert, Blue Thunder, and Posse Comitatus: weapons for the new war on drugs --
Conch Republic rebellion --
Zero tolerance --
Presidents, czars, chiefs, and generals: leadership for the war on drugs --
Bush/Walters strategy --
Demand-reduction strategies: --
Substance abuse prevention --
Substance abuse treatment --
Postscript --
Great drug debate: the war on American drug policy: --
Legalization of drugs: the professed benefits --
Unresolved issues in the quest for a legalized drug market --
Public health and behavioral consequences argument --
Crime and enslavement argument --
Drugs/violence argument --
Expanded market argument --
Sophism, legalization, and illicit drug use --
Prohibition versus regulation --
Postscript --
What harm is reduction? --
War Is Not The Answer: --
Golden Fleece Award --
Incarcerating drug-involved offenders --
California's Proposition 36 --
Treating drug-involved offenders in correctional settings --
Postscript --
Appendix A: General drug terms and concepts --
Appendix B: . Scheduling provisions of the Federal Controlled Substances Act --
Name index --
Subject index.
Other Titles: Continuing saga of the mysteries and miseries of intoxication, addiction, crime, and public policy
War on drugs 4
War on drugs four
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Synopsis: The War on Drugs IV: Continuing Saga of the Mysteries and Miseries of Intoxication, Addiction, Crime, and Public Policy. Written by a leading researcher and textbook author in the field of alcohol and drug studies, this text presents a series of perspectives and reflections on the worlds of drug-taking, drug-seeking and public policy. This highly readable book takes a candid look at the world of drug and alcohol use, abuse, and control. The text presents many sides of major issues, the history and patterns of abuse, and coverage of the major drugs (heroin, cocaine, crack, prescription drugs, marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and club drugs). The War on Drugs IV is an excellent resource that can be used as a main text or as a supplement. It serves as a basis for discussion and debate on topics such as legalization of drugs, medical marijuana, needle exchange, harm reduction, and supply reduction strategies versus demand reduction strategies. New to This Edition: New coverage in Chapter 4 on circuit parties and in Chapter 7 on the prescription drug abuse problem; plus, in Chapter 12, expanded coverage of alternatives to the war on drugs; Author accounts of his own experiences in the drug field-real life views of the drug scene are given in his personal voice; Frank analysis of highly contentious topics, such as crack babies, heroin chic, and drug legalization.

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