The Sociology of American Drug Use / Edition 1

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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.
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"I believe this to be the most comprehensive, sensible, and thorough treatment of the sociology of drugs in America. Compared to its major competitors, this book is far more sociological, much better at keeping up with current trends, and addresses what I feel are the most important topics in the field. I am a fan of this book and most certainly will be one of the first adopters of the second edition."--Peter Adler, University of Denver

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072406832
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles E. Faupel is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Auburn University.

Greg S. Weaver is Associate Professor of Sociology at Auburn University.

Jay Corzine is Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida.

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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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