Drug Addiction and Drug Policy

Drug Addiction and Drug Policy

by William N. Brownsberger
     
 

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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…  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:
9780674038622
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
771 KB

Meet the Author

William N. Brownsberger is Associate Director for Public Policy at the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School.

Gene M. Heyman is a research psychologist at McLean Hospital and a Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Mark H. Moore is Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Herbert A. Simon Professor of Education, Management, and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

George E. Vaillant is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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