War on Drugs IV: The Continuing Saga of the Mysteries and Miseries of Intoxication, Addiction, Crime and Public Policy (4th Edition) (v. 4)

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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 (e.g. heroin, cocaine, crack, prescription drugs, marijuana, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and club drugs). This excellent resource can be a main text or supplement, and serves as a basis for discussion and debate of some of the major issues related to the drug problem (e.g. legalization, medical marijuana, needle exchange, harm reduction, supply reduction strategies versus demand reduction strategies).

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The War on Drugs IV: Continuing Saga of the Mysteries and Miseries of Intoxication, Addiction, Crime, and Public Policy

Fourth Edition

 

James A. Inciardi, University of Delaware

 

 

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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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