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Author: Micah L Issitt
Publisher: Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: Opinions throughout history.
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Opinions Throughout History: Drug Use & Abuse explores the origins and impacts of what many experts now call a pandemic of opioid abuse in America. With commentary from public heath experts and the inclusion of more than 30 primary sources, Drug Abuse and Drug Epidemics also explores the origins, costs, and sharply polarized opinions regarding the decades old war on drugs, including discussion of opinions related to  Read more...
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Issitt, Micah L.
Opinions throughout history: Drug use & abuse.
Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2018]
(OCoLC)1056687769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Micah L Issitt
ISBN: 9781786849618 1786849615 9781682177259 1682177254
OCLC Number: 1083973079
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 719 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Publisher's note --
Introduction --
Historical timeline --
1. The opium odyssey : the power of the plant (1860) --
2. America's favorite drug : alcohol : the second-most deadly drug (1855) --
3. Cannabis history and use : the case against marijuana (1910s) --
4. Treating the disease : the beginning of drug rehabilitation (1785) --
5. Delicious refreshment : the introduction of cocaine (1859) --
6. Regulation begins : state laws and the addiction crisis (1894) --
7. Truth in advertising : the creation of the FDA (1906) --
8. Criminalizing addiction : the Harrison Narcotics Act (1914) --
9. Prohibition begins : the power of minorities (1926) --
10. The end of prohibition : ineffective at reducing alcohol use (1932) --
11. Criminalizing cannabis : the Marijuana Tax Act (1937) --
12. Mandatory minimums : punitive approach ineffective (1951) --
13. Utopian visions : hallucinogens in America (1960s) --
14. Public enemy number one : Nixon's war on drugs (1972) --
15. Harm reduction : the introduction of Methadone (1972) --
16. A traditionalist radical : Jimmy Carter and the drug debate (1977) --
17. The Quaalude problem : from popular sedative to dangerous recreational drug (1984) --
18. The rise of the cartels : the international drug trade (1980s) --
19. Reagan and the crack controversy : crack vs. cocaine (1982) --
20. The difficultly of saying no : implementing Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) (1986) 21. The Meth saga : Crystal Meth and the motorcycle gangs (1990s) --
22. The racial dimension : drugs and mass incarceration (1995) --
23. Medical marijuana : California is the first to legalize (1995-2018) --
24. Scheduling addiction : Drug addiction Treatment Act (2000) --
25. The legalization movement : states begin to legalize marijuana (2012) --
26. Searching for a better brain : drug your way to high grades (2010) --
27. The new opioid problem : prescription drugs gone wrong (2018) --
28. Treatment options : success of medication-assisted addiction treatment (2018) --
Conclusion --
Primary & secondary sources --
Glossary --
Historical snapshots --
Bibliography --
About the author.
Series Title: Opinions throughout history.
Other Titles: Drug use and abuse
Responsibility: Micah L. Issitt.

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Explores the origins and impacts of what many experts now call a pandemic of opioid abuse in America. With commentary from public heath experts and the inclusion of more than 30 primary sources, Drug  Read more...

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