The Drug Problem Problem

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Mind altering drugs have been around for thousands of years, but it is only in relatively recent times they have become demonised by society which has enacted laws in an attempt to prevent their availability. At the same time, the sale of another mind altering and damaging drug, alcohol, has been endlessly promoted.

The laws enacted to proscribe drugs have proved spectacularly ineffective. Despite laws declaring them illegal, drugs abound and can be purchased around the world ...

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Overview

Mind altering drugs have been around for thousands of years, but it is only in relatively recent times they have become demonised by society which has enacted laws in an attempt to prevent their availability. At the same time, the sale of another mind altering and damaging drug, alcohol, has been endlessly promoted.

The laws enacted to proscribe drugs have proved spectacularly ineffective. Despite laws declaring them illegal, drugs abound and can be purchased around the world almost as readily as a packet of crisps at the supermarket, despite billions being spent trying to stop them.

These laws have declared thousands to be criminals, have been the cause of thousands being jailed, and have cost and are costing society many millions of dollars every year.

Anti drug laws have a strange, almost bizarre history, and the manner in which many of these laws originated makes fascinating reading.

The Drug Problem Problem takes a hard look at illicit drugs, what they are and how they affect the body, and examines how society came by anti-drug laws which, despite being well meaning, often ha&dgrave; the opposite effect to what was intended by the lawmakers.

The book then looks at alternative approaches to drug use taken in some countries, and suggests another way of dealing with the drug problem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780987461100
  • Publisher: Palmer Higgs
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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