"This volume will appeal to a wide range of users, both those searching for historical documents on U.S. substance abuse as well as the more popular and controversial topics today of America's current drug policies and was on drugs. Undergraduates or those interested in an overview of the history of this ongoing debate may find this compilation useful."
"Rarely is a book as useful for advanced researchers as for undergraduates, but Substance Abuse in America is such a book. . . . The well-written introduction concisely summarizes early laws; Prohibition; the role of the nation's first drug czar, Harry Anslinger; the beginnings of the misuse of prescription drugs; and current problems. . . . Highly recommended."