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Point/Counterpoint Opposing Perspectives on Issues of Drug Policy

ISBN-10: 0205336078

ISBN-13: 9780205336074

Edition: 2003

Authors: Charles F. Levinthal

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The world of legal and illegal drugs is examined from a sociological, historical, and biological perspective through articles garnered from popular magazines, medical journals, and government documents. The book opens with selections on the question of drug legalization, and then extends the parameters of the discussion to the social implications of drug policy. Next, the prevention and medicalization of drug dependency and abuse are considered in light of recently published research. Finally, the government's role in decriminalization and regulation of marijuana and prescription drugs is investigated and critiqued. Designed for educators that focus on drugs and alcohol use and abuse in both psychology and health departments.
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: The Wisdom in Debating Drug Policy
Question: Should We Legalize Drugs?
Congressional testimony on drug legalization, decriminalization, and harm reduction, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC. (1999, June 16)
Mind alteration: Drug-policy scholar Ethan Nadelmann on turning people against drug prohibition. Reason Online, Reason Magazine. (2001)
The case for legalisation: Time for a puff of sanity (2001, July 28-August 3). The Economist
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should Drug Interdiction Be Our Primary Goal in the War on Drugs?
Congressional testimony on U.S. air interdiction efforts in South America. U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC. (2001, May 1)
Senate floor debate: Statement in favor of authorizing appropriations for Plan Colombia operations. U.S. Senate, Washington, DC. (2000, June 30)
Senate floor debate: Statement in opposition to authorizing appropriations for Plan Colombia operations. U.S. Senate, Washington, DC. (2000, June 30)
Two wars or one? Drugs, guerrillas, and Colombia's new Violencia. World Policy Journal. (2000, Fall)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should We Encourage Needle Exchange Programs for Intravenous Drug Abusers?
The role of needle exchange programs in HIV prevention. Public Health Reports. (1998, June)
Does IV needle exchange work? (2001)
Killing them softly. Policy Review. (1998, July-August)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should Harm Reduction Be Our Overall Goal in Fighting Drug Abuse?
Congressional testimony in opposition to drug legalization. U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC. (1999, July 13)
Congressional testimony in favor of a harm-reduction policy. U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC. (1999, July 13)
New strategies for rational drug policy. Addiction: From biology to drug policy (2nd ed.). (2001)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should Drug and Alcohol Dependence Be Considered a Brain Disease?
Addiction is a brain disease: An interview with Alan Leshner, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. USIA Electronic Journal, United States Information Agency. (1997, June)
The fallacies of no-fault addiction. The Public Interest. (1999, Fall)
Deep cravings: New research on the brain and behavior clarifies the mystery of addiction. Harvard Magazine. (2000, March-April)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Is Alcoholics Anonymous the Best Strategy for the Treatment of Alcoholism?
The twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. A.A. traditions. A.A. World Services, New York
Why AA works: A psychological analysis of the addictive experience and the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. (1995)
All wet: The gospel of abstinence and twelve-step, studies show, is leading American alcoholics astray. The Sciences. (1998, March/April)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should Stimulant Drugs Be Used to Treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in Children?
Why Ritalin rules. Policy Review. (1999, April/May)
What's all the fuss about Ritalin? Journal of Pediatrics. (2001, January)
Commentary: Development of clinical services for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry. (1999, December)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should Marijuana Be Legally Available as a Medicine?
Say it straight: The medical myths of marijuana. (1995, June 20)
Marijuana on the ballot. Policy Review. (2000, April-May)
Whither medical marijuana? Contemporary Drug Problems. (2000, Spring)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues
Question: Should the Government Act More Aggressively in Regulating Drugs and Drug Prices?
Drugs, drug prices and your health. Consumers' Research. (2000, May)
Prescription for trouble: Why drug prices keep exploding. Commonweal Magazine. (2001, June 15)
Time to assure safe dietary supplements: Innovative protection needed. Consumers' Research. (2000, October)
Looking at Both Sides--The Debate Continues