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Drugs and Society U.S. Public Policy

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ISBN-10: 0742542440

ISBN-13: 9780742542440

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jefferson M. Fish

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The focus of this edited collection is a thoughtful multidisciplinary presentation of past and present U.S. drug policies and whether they are winning the so-called war on drugs (they aren't!). For the great majority of ills ascribed to drugs are actually caused by the black market created by drug prohibition; the more successful the war on drugs is in making the drug trade a dangerous business, the greater are the profits from increased prices, and hence the greater the incidence of disease, corruption, social disorder, and death. Drugs and Society provides individuals with the information they need to construct an alternative policy.
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Rethinking U.S. Drug Policy
The United States and the Netherlands
Historical Background
Protestant Missionaries: Creators of the International War on Drugs
Alcohol Prohibition and Drug Prohibition: Lessons from Alcohol Policy for Drug Policy
Conceptual Background
Five Drug Policy Fallacies
Competing Rationales for Drug Policy Reform
Policy Considerations
Legalization: An Introduction
Acute Toxicity of Drugs versus Regulatory Status
Proposals for De-Escalating the War on Drugs
Economics of Illegal Drug Markets: What Happens If We Downsize the Drug War?
Use, "Abuse," Adverse Health Effects, and Addiction
Issues in Legalization
Index