Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 1999-02-23
ISBN Code : 0761952357
Book Author : Nigel South
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 164

Book Summary :

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of `normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; `drugs' and `users' as `other' or `dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of `race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 2001-11-01
ISBN Code : 8173713863
Book Author : G.L. David
Book Publisher : Universities Press
Total Pages : 175

Book Summary :

Drugs have played a central role in the progress of human civilizations. There are many important stages before a compound is used as a drug to treat a disease. The first stage is drug discovery; the second stage is the manufacture; and the third stage is the formulation of the drug in the form of tablets, capsules, injections and solutions Some drugs like penicillin have been discovered quite accidentally, while some plantderived drugs have been known to man since very early times;....

Book Title : Drugs Policy and Politics

drugs policy and politics

Release Date : 2006-05-01
ISBN Code : 9780335225835
Book Author : Hughes
Book Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages : 161

Book Summary :

Drugs: Policy and Politics provides an important set of tools with which to rethink the diversity of drug use and drug users. the book examines the dynamic context of drug policy through discussions of broader policy fields such as health and the criminal justice system and offer evidence-based insights into the social complexities of both drug use and drug users.

Book Title : Drugs in Prison

drugs in prison

Release Date : 2000-01
ISBN Code : 0826451292
Book Author : Steve Gravett
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 176

Book Summary :

Drugs in Prison is an essential handbook for all those who work with prisoners as well as students of penal drugs policy. Comprehensive and easy to use, it: provides up-to-date information on drugs, drug misuse and drugs legislation; outlines government and prison strategies for tackling drug misuse; describes the various methods being used to combat drugs in prison; reviews the effectiveness of these approaches and the performance of different establishments; discusses future strategy and practice. Also featured are extensive index, a glossary, and useful appendices, case studies and checklists, which service to reinforce key learning points.

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 2012-08-06
ISBN Code : 9781135694760
Book Author : Arthur Benavie
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America’s "War on Drugs" – both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 2016-06-09
ISBN Code : 9780198745792
Book Author : Les Iversen
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen disscusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book Title : On Drugs

on drugs

Release Date : 1999-03-01
ISBN Code : 0816627118
Book Author : David Lenson
Book Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 240

Book Summary :

It has been more than twenty years since President Nixon declared the War on Drugs. In On Drugs, David Lenson delivers a scathing indictment of this war as an effort based, like all attempts to eradicate "getting high," on an incomplete understanding of human nature. From lotus-eaters to hippies to crackheads, he contends, history has shown the state's inability to legislate the bloodstreams of its citizens. Lenson ventures beyond conventional genres to view the drug debate from the largely forgotten perspective of those who use drugs. In successfully walking the fine line between the antidrug hysteria of the 1980s and an advocacy of drug use, Lenson shatters the ban on debate regarding drugs enforced in the "Just Say No" campaign and reveals the myriad ways "straight society" demonizes the drug user. After considering several specific issues associated with drug use - including sex, violence, and money - Lenson concludes with his vision of the end of the Drug War by questioning the sense in condemning millions of Americans to lives of concealment and deceit.

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 1998
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105060362394
Book Author : Jeffrey A. Schaler
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 357

Book Summary :

Examines the ethical, economic, political, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical issues involved in the debate over United States drug control laws

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 2016-12-06
ISBN Code : 9781326843250
Book Author : John Baselmans
Book Publisher : Lulu.com
Total Pages : 392

Book Summary :

When we think of drugs, we immediately think of the old guard drugs like cocaine, heroin and hemp. Other than that, there are for some time synthetic drugs (XTC) made in many forms, colors and effects. We talk in this book about the ordinary old-fashioned drugs in the form of cocaine. WeOre going to expose what is behind and who are the true drug dealers. The old-fashioned drug is still the trade with which the super rich enrich themselves. Also, it is the elite who use a lot of this stuff. You can make it clear that most of the top in the business world, but also the politics and those who move into higher layers, are the permanent users of the cocaine stuff. Often in the most pure form and often used daily like a breakfast and dinner. But first I like to elaborate some things; what is cocaine and who are the driving forces behind these drugs according to world organizations of detecting drugs. Let's talk about drugs."

Book Title : Drugs and Drug Policy

drugs and drug policy

Release Date : 2011-07-13
ISBN Code : 9780199764518
Book Author : Mark A.R. Kleiman
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 234

Book Summary :

In Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken will provide a comprehensive introduction to domestic drug policy. They will address topics ranging from the basic biology of drug addiction, to the rationale behind drug policies and moves to legalize drugs, approaches to enforcement, drug abuse prevention, treatment, drug-related crime, prevalence of use, medical benefits of drugs, pricing of drugs, international policy, the connection between trafficking and terrorism, and the socio-cultural elements of drug policy.

Book Title : Drugs of Abuse

drugs of abuse

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 0853695822
Book Author : Simon Wills
Book Publisher : Pharmaceutical Press
Total Pages : 399

Book Summary :

Each chapter covers a particular drug group. These include opioids, cannabis, cocaine, amfetamines, ecstasy, LSD, volatile substances, performance-enhancing drugs, OTC and prescription medicines, nicotine and alcohol.

Book Title : Drugs and Crime

drugs and crime

Release Date : 2015-01-28
ISBN Code : 9780745697284
Book Author : Richard Hammersley
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

Why are we so concerned about drugs and crime? Is the relationship between drug-taking and criminal behaviour as straightforward as it is sometimes made to appear? What should be done about the problem? This thought-provoking book argues that much current thinking about drugs and crime is simplistic and misguided, because it fails to take into account the complex social and psychological contexts that underpin the relationship between drug or alcohol problems and crime. In clear and accessible language, it reviews existing explanations of the links between drugs and crime, and assesses the practical approaches currently being taken to tackle the problems involved. Key topics covered include: * The kinds of substance uses society finds acceptable and normal, and the reasons for these categorisations * What causes offending, drug use and drug problems across the life course * Regulating the illicit drugs industry * Addressing poverty and social exclusion, which are key drivers of drugs and crime. Drugs and crime are of concern to us all. This textbook will be of great value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences and in health and social care, including those studying criminology, psychology, medical sociology, social policy, social work or criminal justice. It will also be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers in these fields.

Book Title : Drugs and Rights

drugs and rights

Release Date : 1992-07-31
ISBN Code : 0521427274
Book Author : Douglas N. Husak
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 312

Book Summary :

This timely and important book is the first serious work of philosophy to address the question: Do adults have a moral right to use drugs for recreational purposes? Many critics of the "war on drugs" denounce law enforcement as counterproductive and ineffective. Douglas Husak argues that the "war on drugs" violates the moral rights of adults who want to use drugs for pleasure, and that criminal laws against such use are incompatible with moral rights. This is not a polemical tract but a scrupulously argued work of philosophy that takes full account of all available data concerning drug use in the United States today. The author is careful to describe the properties a recreational drug would have to possess before the state would be justified in prohibiting it. Since criminal laws against the use of recreational drugs are justified neither by the harm users cause to themselves nor by the harm users cause to each other, Professor Husak concludes that such laws are, in almost all cases, unjustified. This book will be of particular interest to philosophers in applied ethics and philosophers of law, but it will prove provocative reading for anyone with a serious concern in the issue of drug use and drug control.

Book Title : Drugs and Prison

drugs and prison

Release Date : 1994-01-01
ISBN Code : 0823917053
Book Author : Victor Adint
Book Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages : 64

Book Summary :

Presents comprehensive information on one of the consequences of drug use, involvement in the juvenile justice system, including rehabilitation, serving time in juvenile facilities, sentencing, and drug availability behind bars

Book Title : Drugs of Abuse and Addiction

drugs of abuse and addiction

Release Date : 1998-12-08
ISBN Code : 1439805997
Book Author : Raymond Niesink
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Drugs of Abuse and Addiction: Neurobehavioral Toxicology examines drugs of abuse and addiction and how they affect behavior. This book considers the entire range of addiction research in humans and animals, using a multidisciplinary approach to discuss all areas of the neuro- and behavioral sciences involved. Emphasis is on acute and chronic effects; reversible and irreversible consequences, functional disorders of the nervous system; neurobehavioral dysfunctions; and the multi-sided aspects of adddiction and the underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

Book Title : Drugs Law and the State

drugs law and the state

Release Date : 1992-01-01
ISBN Code : 1412822009
Book Author : Harold H. Traver
Book Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Total Pages : 176

Book Summary :

Drug addiction and the illegal drug trade are recognized today as major international problems. Efforts to control trafficking and coordinate enforcement policy have until now met with only limited success. Although world opinion, led by the United States, has generally favored hard-line measures, some countries, such as Denmark and the Netherlands, strenuously resist them, while others, primarily poor Asian and South American countries, remain economically dependent on the demand for illicit drugs. Drugs, Law, and the State focuses on the conflicting cultural values and historical traditions that continue to thwart combined attempts among nations to impeded the flow of drugs. This volume is built around the idea that drug control policy largely reflects the society in which it is found. The authors analyze contrasting national policies through theories that emphasize the role of ideology, legitimacy, and history. This cultural orientation opens up new areas of research not often addressed by conventional criminology. Instead of asking why some people use illegal drugs while others do not, several chapters ask why and in what societies drug use is defined as a crime. Drugs, Law, and the State is composed of three sections. The first, “Drug Control Policy and the State,” uses the examples of Denmark, Spain, and Finland to analyze drug control policy in relation to the state as a defined interest group. Part Two, “The Political Economy of Drugs,” considers the political-economic nexus of the drug trade primarily in Asia, and surveys the role of organized crime from an international perspective. The concluding section, “Future Directions,” examines the current status of drug control policy in the United States and provides a set of alternative proposals in the direction of decriminalization. Drugs, Law, and the State offers original thinking and practical approaches to a multidimensional world problem. It will be of interest to policymakers, political scientists, sociologists, and law enforcement officials.

Book Title : The Misuse of Drugs

the misuse of drugs

Release Date : 1997
ISBN Code : 9057022591
Book Author : British Medical Association
Book Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 201

Book Summary :

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Title : Drugs

drugs

Release Date : 2011-06-08
ISBN Code : 9781446446119
Book Author : Mike Haskins
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Searching for the ultimate stimulant? Something you can have on the bus in the morning or in the ambient comfort of your own home? The latest User's Guide - a totally natural and controlled experience - is just what you've been looking for. It contains everything you always wanted to know about drugs but were afraid to ask: The history of recreational drugs, a catalogue of natural highs and pharmaceuticals, the physiological effects, drugs and religion, drugs and the law, drug customs from around the world, trafficking drugs, drugs in literature, film and art, famous drug takers, drug slang, urban myths, drug legends and horror stories, quotations, tales of outrageous behaviour and a kilo of curious facts and figures. Did you know that- --Scientists have found traces of marijuana among Shakespeare's personal effects--Victorian prime minister Lord Rosebery would snort cocaine to help pep up his public speaking

Book Title : Drugs and Gangs

drugs and gangs

Release Date : 1998-01
ISBN Code : 0823928683
Book Author : Margot Webb
Book Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages : 64

Book Summary :

A discussion of drugs and gangs, how they relate to each other, and how young people can protect themselves from dangerous involvement.