Drug Addiction and Drug Policy: The Struggle to Control Dependence

Drug Addiction and Drug Policy: The Struggle to Control Dependence

by Philip B. Heymann
     
 

This book is the culmination of five years of debate among distinguished scholars in law, public policy, medicine, and biopsychology, about the most difficult questions in drug policy and the study of addictions. Do drug addicts have an illness, or is the addiction under their control? Should they be treated as patients or as criminals? Challenging the conventional… See more details below

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This book is the culmination of five years of debate among distinguished scholars in law, public policy, medicine, and biopsychology, about the most difficult questions in drug policy and the study of addictions. Do drug addicts have an illness, or is the addiction under their control? Should they be treated as patients or as criminals? Challenging the conventional wisdom, the authors show that these standard dichotomies are false.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003279
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Drug Policy with a New Focus Philip B. Heymann

1 Toward a Balanced Drug-Prevention Strategy: A Conceptual Map Mark H. Moore

2 Drug Users and Drug Dealers William N. Brownsberger

3 Is Addiction a Chronic, Relapsing Disease?
Gene M. Heyman

4 Is Drug Addiction a Brain Disease?
Sally L. Satel

5 If Addiction Is Involuntary, How Can Punishment Help?
George E. Vaillant

6 Controlling Drug Use and Crime with Testing, Sanctions, and Treatment Mark A. R. Kleiman

7 Limits on the Role of Testing and Sanctions William N. Brownsberger

8 How Should Low-Level Drug Dealers Be Punished?
Jonathan P. Caulkins and Philip B. Heymann

9 Reflections on Drug Policy and Social Policy David Boyum and Peter Reuter

Postscript Philip B. Heymann

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