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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874529309
  • Publisher: Greenwich University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Greenwich Readers
  • Pages: 426

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Crack in Liverpool 2
2 What Drugs do to Users 5
3 The Effects of Drugs 24
4 Is Alcoholism a Disease? 38
5 Drug Dependence: Myth or Motive? 44
6 Excessive Gambling 58
7 Dependence and Society 73
8 The Dynamics of Narcotics Control 85
9 The Drug Takers 1920-1970 90
10 The Punishment Illusion: Your Money and Your Life 117
11 Developing Treatment Policies - Care Versus Control 137
12 Aids and British Drug Policy: History Repeats Itself ...? 154
13 The Smoking Option 171
14 Looking for Effective Drug Education Programmes: Fifteen Years' Exploration of the Effects of Different Drug Education Programmes 177
15 Drug Education to School Children: Does it Really Work? 185
16 Willy Whizz 194
17 Paranoia and the Don't Care Bears 195
18 High in the 'E' Stand 199
19 The Sociology of Moral Panics: Toward a New Synthesis 201
20 A Siamese Cat in the Council Flat 221
21 The Media Press the Panic Button 239
22 Beyond Opiates ... and into the '90s 244
23 Where Does All the Snow Go? - The Prevalence and Pattern of Cocaine and Crack Use in Britain 249
24 Drugs Crime and Violence 265
25 Summary Thoughts About Drugs and Violence 271
26 Drugs and Predatory Crime 281
27 Can a War on Drugs Succeed? 313
28 International Law Enforcement: The Futile Quest for Control of Coca and Cocaine at the Source 319
29 Full Tilt Towards a Non-Win 'Vietnam' War on Drugs 330
30 Narcotics: the problem and the solution 340
31 Against the Legalization of Drugs 360
32 The Ethics of Addiction 373
33 Drugs in Sport: Rhetoric or Pragmatism 384
34 A Question of Drugs 396
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