Sociology of American Drug Use

ISBN-10: 0072406836
ISBN-13: 9780072406832
Edition: 2004
List price: $82.81
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Description: Unlike most texts about drug use, which are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the coverage for sociology and criminology programs, and at the same  More...

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Book details

List price: $82.81
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Unlike most texts about drug use, which are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the coverage for sociology and criminology programs, and at the same time provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use. Much of this material comes from Charles Faupel's own research experience among street heroin addicts on the East coast; several chapters offer an ethnographer's perspective on the specific issues addressed, while at the same time maintaining a focus on the basics of this substantive field.

A Sociological Approach to Drug Use
The Sociological Study of Drug Use
A Brief History of Drugs in America
Classifying Psychoactive Drugs
Theoretical Explanations for Drug Use
Subcultures of Drug Use
Official and Unofficial Data Sources
Social Correlates of Drug Use
Demographic and Occupational Correlates of Drug Use
Health Correlates of Drug Use
Drugs and the Economy
Drugs, Crime and Violence
Societal Responses to Drug Use
Legal Responses to Drug Use: Prohibition, Decriminalization and Legalization
Therapeutic Responses to Drug Use: Drug Treatment
Preemptive Responses to Drug Use: Drug Education and Drug Testing
Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century
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