The Sociology of American Drug Use / Edition 1

The Sociology of American Drug Use / Edition 1

by Charles E. Faupel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072406836

ISBN-13: 9780072406832

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use in American society. The organization of The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the text for sociology and criminology programs, and at…  See more details below

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Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology or physiology/pharmacology point of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use in American society. The organization of The Sociology of American Drug Use mainstreams the text for sociology and criminology programs, and at the same time provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use. Much of this material comes Faupel's own research experience among street heroin addicts on the east coast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072406832
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents


Section 1: A Sociological Approach to Drug Use
Chapter 1: The Sociological Study of Drug Use
Chapter 2: A Brief History of Drugs in America
Chapter 3: Classifying Psychoactive Drugs
Chapter 4: Theoretical Explanations for Drug Use
Chapter 5: Subcultures of Drug Use
Chapter 6: Official and Unofficial Data Sources
Section 2: Social Correlates of Drug Use
Chapter 7: Demographic and Occupational Correlates of Drug Use
Chapter 8: Health Correlates of Drug Use
Chapter 9: Drugs and the Economy
Chapter 10: Drugs, Crime and Violence
Section 3: Societal Responses to Drug Use
Chapter 11: Legal Responses to Drug Use: Prohibition, Decriminalization and Legalization
Chapter 12: Therapeutic Responses to Drug Use: Drug Treatment
Chapter 13: Preemptive Responses to Drug Use: Drug Education and Drug Testing
Chapter 14: Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century

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