Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide

Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide

by James A. Swartz
     
 

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of drug policy in the United States from the early 1900s through the present day, providing historical and social context through the telling of the colorful and often tragic stories of the events and individuals throughout this period.

• Suggestions for further readering are provided with each chapter, including

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive overview of drug policy in the United States from the early 1900s through the present day, providing historical and social context through the telling of the colorful and often tragic stories of the events and individuals throughout this period.

• Suggestions for further readering are provided with each chapter, including books and book chapters, articles in the popular press, government documents, and links to Internet resources

Editorial Reviews

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"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." - Choice

"This volume will appeal to a wide range of users, both those searching for historical documents on U.S. substance abuse as well as the more popular and controversial topics today of America's current drug policies and was on drugs.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." - ARBA

"Read cover-to-cover, this presents a panoramic view of America's response to drugs and drug addiction." - Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313353765
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Series:
Documentary and Reference Guides Series
Pages:
333
Sales rank:
1,374,919
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

James A. Swartz, PhD, is associate professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois.

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