Medical

The Control of Drugs and Drug Users

Author: Ross Coomber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 265

View: 332

Informed debate on how, why, or even if, drugs and those that use them should be controlled needs an insight into the background of such controls, how effective they have been and what reasonable alternatives there may be. This book seeks to provide such an insight. Reviewing important aspects of past and current drug control policies in Britain and America, the international compliment of expert contributors seek to explore the rationality of the reasoning which produced the initial controls, the continuing relevance of those currently employed, and provide alternative scenarios for future policy.
Drug abuse

The Control of Drugs and Drug Users

Author: Ross Coomber

Publisher: Harwood Academic Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 265

View: 145

Reviews important aspects of past & current drug control policies in Britain & America.
Social Science

Drugs

Author: Nigel South

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 806

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of `normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; `drugs' and `users' as `other' or `dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of `race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.
Social Science

Drugs and Drug Control

Author: Per Stangeland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 669

This study focuses on the control of illegal narcotic substances in Scandinavia. Including topics ranging from drugs and drug control in Norwegian prisons to the effects of drug abuse treatment on morality among Danish drug abusers, this volume brings criminological research from the Nordic countries to the attention of a wider audience.
Social Science

Drugs

Author: Nigel South

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 821

This authoritative overview of drugs and society today examines: whether a process of `normalization' of drugs and drug use is under way; the debate over prohibition versus legislation; `drugs' and `users' as `other' or `dangerous'; drugs and dance cultures; drug use among young women; images of `race' and drugs; medical responses to drugs; policing strategies and controlling drug users; drug control and sport; and the question of prohibition versus liberalization.
Social Science

Policing and Prescribing

Author: Philip Bean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

View: 302

This book comprises of fourteen specially commissioned essays on the theme of drug abuse and the control of drug use in Britain. It analyses and appraises the two strands of that which has been termed the 'British system' of control, namely, prescription to, and rehabilitation of, registered users and enforcement action against illegal users. It also examines issues of contemporary relevance in the drug control debate, including the economics of drug control, drug education, the impact of AIDS, new trends in legislation and decriminalisation.
Social Science

Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control

Author: Anita Kalunta-Crumpton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 758

Popular ’war on drugs’ rhetoric postulates drug use in the West as the product of the drug production and trafficking roles of non-western societies and non-western peoples within and outside the West. In such rhetoric, African societies and people of African descent in Africa and in Diaspora have received criticisms for their respective roles in drug production and drug trafficking, including the position of many African countries as transit routes for drugs exported to the West. By contrast, the abuse of drugs by populations of African origin around the globe and the harmful consequences of the drug trade and drug abuse on these populations has been little studied. Drawing on contributions from seven countries in Africa; two countries in Europe; and seven countries in the Americas, this volume examines the relationships between drug use, drug trafficking, drug controls and the black population of a given society. Each chapter examines the nature and pattern of drug use or abuse; the effects of drug use or abuse (illegal or/and legal) on other areas such as health and crime; the nature, pattern, and perpetration of trafficking and sale of illegal or/and legal drugs; and past and current policies and control of illegal and /or legal drugs. It will be essential reading for all students, academics and policy-makers working in the area of drug control.
Political Science

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 1163

View: 640

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
Social Science

Illicit Drugs

Author: Adrian Barton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 306

Drawing information from a wide-range of sources, Adrian Barton illuminates the complex nature and broad impact illicit drug use has, and provides an overview of the contemporary state of the drug 'scene'.
Political Science

The Search for Rational Drug Control

Author: Franklin E. Zimring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 424

This book presents a comprehensive examination of the drug control policy process in the United States. How are policy choices identified, debated and selected? How are the consequences of governmental policy measured and evaluated? How, if at all, do we learn from our mistakes? Zimring and Hawkins present different ways of understanding American drug policy and provide a foundation for an improved policy process. They argue that protection of children and youth should shape policy toward illicit crime, with attention to the fact that youth protection objectives may limit the effectiveness of some drug controls.
Social Science

Drugs and Drug Policy

Author: Clayton J. Mosher

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 152

This engaging and thoroughly updated text provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. It examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. Authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins also discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; theories of the causes of drug use; and the policies that govern that usage. Features and Benefits Thoroughly reviews use of and regulation policies of both illegal and legal drugs, including the use of energy drinks and muscle enhancers like steroids and human growth hormones. Very up to date statistics and discussions of emerging trends and policies. Provides more coverage of drug policy issues than comparable books with particular attention to contrasting policies in countries around the world. Coverage of drug "epidemics" for new legal and illegal drugs not found in other books on drugs.
Law

Legal Aspects of International Drug Control

Author: S.K. Chatterjee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 587

View: 205

The need for suppressing the illicit traffic in drugs can hardly be over-emphasized. Yet, the licit uses of drugs, especially for medical and scientific needs, cannot be suppressed. Apparently, it is a ques tion of determining the vvorld requirements of drugs for such legiti mate uses, and of producing and manufacturing them accordingly. Owing to their multifarious medical uses in various parts of the world, it proves to be almost impossible to determine exactly the amount of drugs required for legitimate purposes. There is also the complicating factor that drugs are used for sociological and religious reasons, which have a long history. Not only arc the licit uses and legitimate amounts of drugs difficult to determine but also such difficulties give rise to illicit traffic in them. Yet, it is believed that a concerted international policy, coupled with national co-operation, on various facets of the related problems-namely, limitation of production and/or manufacture of drugs, restriction on cultivation of plants that may contribute to addiction-producing substances, training and rehabilitation of drug addicts, and efficient national administration-would help eradicate drug-abuse. In search of an appropriate remedy, this book has been devoted to a practical study of the problem and to exploring, in this area of international law, the relationship between the political and econ omic interests and the international economic order.

Manual of controlled drug use

Author: Salvador Amigó

Publisher: Liber Factory

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 142

View: 530

Drugs have been traditionally associated with negative consequences, such as mental illness, addiction, violence, and even death (overdose). But there is ever-increasing scientific evidence that controlled drug use is possible for both legal and illegal drugs. Moreover, drug use is neither intrinsically harmful, nor do the young adults who take them get worse or are worse people than non drug users. For example, young moderate drug users enjoy a better psychological well-being than non drug users, who tend to be more introverted, anxious, hostile, inexpressive, or are not strictly empathic. Furthermore, some surveys conducted with university students have shown that many drug users indicate that they have experienced positive effects on their long-term drug use. If the drug use control level of frequent consumers is higher than assumed, it is easy to deduce that improving the control among those people who take drugs is possible, who perhaps see how this capacity lowers. The Manual of Controlled Drug Use addresses those people who consume drugs and wish to reduce their consumption, gain better control, or cut the risks associated with drug use and drug abuse. It also addresses anyone who wishes to make full use of the positive effects that drugs can offer them, regardless of them being drug users or not. If a psychological procedure existed with which it was possible to experience positive effects of drugs, and which cut or eliminated their negative effects, it would be most useful for those people who take drugs and who do not wish to stop taking them. In fact, this procedure actually exists and it is called the Self-Regulation Therapy. This Manual includes a detailed description of the Self-Regulation Therapy. Finally, this Manual also addresses therapists and researchers who wish to work with exercises and intervention programs on moderate drug use.
Political Science

Drugs, Victims and Race

Author: Anita Kalunta-Crumpton

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 895

The author explores common but frequently misleading themes concerning race and drug control, providing an outline of UK drugs strategy from its class-oriented beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day, identifying the real victims of drugs, drug trafficking and drug supply. She looks at the full range of drugs issues from the supply end of the drugs chain through enforcement and court proceedings to treatment approaches re addicts and other drug users.
Drug abuse

National Drug Control Strategy

Author: United States. Office of National Drug Control Policy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Drug abuse

Page:

View: 775

Social Science

Drugs and Drug Policy

Author: Clayton J. Mosher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

View: 515

"...the authors provide a detailed review of existing drug policy in the United States and an excellent and thorough review of the effects of both legal and illegal substances. One of the book's outstanding features is its comprehensive coverage of policy regarding legal and non legal drugs...this book is also extremely thought provoking and challenges readers to consider the foundation of their own perspectives on drugs and drug policies." —PSYCCRITIQUES Drugs and Drug Policy: The Control of Consciousness Alteration provides a cross-national perspective on the regulation of drug use by examining and critiquing drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. In this engaging text, authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; and theories of the “causes” of drug use.
Political Science

Drugs and Drug Policy

Author: Mark A.R. Kleiman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 923

While there have always been norms and customs around the use of drugs, explicit public policies--regulations, taxes, and prohibitions--designed to control drug abuse are a more recent phenomenon. Those policies sometimes have terrible side-effects: most prominently the development of criminal enterprises dealing in forbidden (or untaxed) drugs and the use of the profits of drug-dealing to finance insurgency and terrorism. Neither a drug-free world nor a world of free drugs seems to be on offer, leaving citizens and officials to face the age-old problem: What are we going to do about drugs? In Drugs and Drug Policy, three noted authorities survey the subject with exceptional clarity, in this addition to the acclaimed series, What Everyone Needs to Know?. They begin, by defining "drugs," examining how they work in the brain, discussing the nature of addiction, and exploring the damage they do to users. The book moves on to policy, answering questions about legalization, the role of criminal prohibitions, and the relative legal tolerance for alcohol and tobacco. The authors then dissect the illicit trade, from street dealers to the flow of money to the effect of catching kingpins, and show the precise nature of the relationship between drugs and crime. They examine treatment, both its effectiveness and the role of public policy, and discuss the beneficial effects of some abusable substances. Finally they move outward to look at the role of drugs in our foreign policy, their relationship to terrorism, and the ugly politics that surround the issue. Crisp, clear, and comprehensive, this is a handy and up-to-date overview of one of the most pressing topics in today's world. What Everyone Needs to Know? is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
Medical

Federal Drug Control

Author: Jonathon Erlen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 912

A comprehensive look at the beginnings of the current drug problems in the United States Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice presents an overview of the key issues and key individuals responsible for the creation of the federal government’s efforts to control illegal drugs in the United States, from 1875-2001. The book focuses special attention on federal legislation that constructed the federal drug regulatory machinery and the Supreme Court cases that interpreted these laws and their implementation. An esteemed panel of scholars, including co-editor Joseph Spillane, author of Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace, and William B. McAllister, author of Drug Diplomacy in the Twentieth Century: An International History, traces the internal tensions between factions favoring medicalization and criminalization throughout the 20th century, examining the difficult choices that continue to be made in this ongoing debate. The central question in the government’s response to the crisis of illicit drugs in the United States has remained the same for more than 125 years: Should the government rely on educational and treatment programs or turn to the criminal justice system for answers? Federal Drug Control examines the historic turning points of the debate, including the 19th Century origins of the controversy, legislation and subsequent Supreme Court decisions in the 20th Century, international attempts at drug control agreements, and the emergence of new illicit drugs. The book also looks at the influential figures of the debate, including Levi Nutt, Lawrence Kolb, Richard Pearson Hobson, A.G. DuMez, and Harry J. Anslinger who ran the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) for more than 30 years. Federal Drug Control examines: the history of cocaine use in the 20th Century the history of marijuana use in the 20th Century the advent of psychotropic drugs in the 1960s the origins of the Harrison Narcotic Act the federal government’s efforts to limit the pharmacy profession’s control over prescription drugs and much more! Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice is an essential resource for criminologists, historians, social historians, sociologists, anthropologists, public policymakers, academics, and anyone interested in the broad issues involved in how the federal government deals with the problem of illicit drugs in the United States.