America's Holy War

Author: Arthur Benavie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694761

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 8825

Using the best scientific evidence, Drugs: America's Holy War explores the impact and cost of America’s "War on Drugs" – both in tax spending and in human terms. Is it possible that US drug policies are helping to proliferate, not prevent, a multitude of social ills including: homicide, property crime, the spread of AIDS, the contamination of drugs, the erosion of civil liberties, the punishment of thousands of non-violent people, the corruption of public officials, and the spending of billions of tax dollars in an attempt to prevent certain drugs from entering the country? In this controversial new book, award-winning economist Arthur Benavie analyzes the research findings and argues that an end to the war on drugs, much as we ended alcohol prohibition, would yield enormous international benefits, destroy dangerous and illegal drug cartels, and allow the American government to refocus its attention on public well-being.

Drugs, Intoxication and Society

Author: Angus Bancroft

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745635334

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 9526

"Drugs and intoxication have been facts of human life for millennia. Across the world, many people use illicit drugs, smoke, and drink alcohol. Yet very little has been written about their experiences. Academics, politicians and media reporting on the topic tend only to consider intoxication when it manifests as a social problem. This book takes a more nuanced view, and examines drug and alcohol use from a wider number of perspectives. It discusses issues such as the history of drug and alcohol use, the attractions of intoxication to individuals, and the control and regulation of drugs and their users. It also examines evidence for the rise of the so-called 'pharmaceutical society', and asks whether society is on the cusp of a revolution in psychoactive substance use." --Book Jacket.

Sex, drugs & economics

eine nicht alltägliche Einführung in die Wirtschaft

Author: Diane Coyle

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593374284

Category: Economics

Page: 286

View: 7020


Peace, Love and Drugs?! Die Gefahr der chemischen Drogen

Die Gefahr der chemischen Drogen

Author: Robert Sasse

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737549567

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1736

Der Höhepunkt der 68er-Bewegung bildete das legendäre Volk- und Rockfestival, welches 1968 in Woodstock unter dem Motto “Love, Peace & Music” bzw. “Make Love not War” durchgeführt wurde. Neben dem exzessiven Konsum von Alkohol, Nikotin und Marihuana verzeichnete die 68-er Bewegung einen explosionsartigen Anstieg im Konsum chemischer Drogen. Auch heute erfreuen sich chemische Drogen in der Partyszene steigender Beliebtheit. Doch wie gefährlich sind chemische Drogen wirklich?

Sex, Drugs & Broiler

Wir sind ein geiles Volk

Author: Andrea Kuritko

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3981640608

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9958

Die Mauer war gefallen und Deutschland seit ein paar Monaten wiedervereinigt. Aus Neugierde folgte die dreiundzwanzigjährige Protagonistin ihrem lebenslustigen, in jeder Hinsicht unersättlichen Chef nach Leipzig, beobachtete das wilde Treiben und stellte sich den neuen Aufgaben und Herausforderungen: "Wie ordnet man, buchhalterisch einwandfrei, die zahlreichen Geliebten seines Chefs? Was in aller Welt sind Haushaltstage und Broiler? Kann man Bier aus verrosteten Kesseln trinken und graue Sülzen essen? Warum muss man sich ausgerechnet in einen dreizehn Jahre älteren, verheirateten "Ossi" verlieben? Was passiert, wenn man "aus Versehen" in die Ludenszene Leipzigs gerät? Wer löst bargeldlose Geschäftsfreunde im Puff aus und was rät man einem Anwalt, der seine Sekretärin schwängert? Was ist der Unterschied zwischen einem Einbruch und Nacktschwimmen und wer bewahrt den Chef vor dem Größenwahn? Wurde der Chef steinreich oder landete er hinter Gittern - und was habe ich oder der Broiler damit zu tun? ... Fragen über Fragen ... "Lütte, erzähl ... !", das Schottisch-Berliner Urgestein, der Kurzgeschichtenautor Mark Galsworthy, lässt nicht locker. An der Bar der Moritz Bastei werden an diesem Abend viele Geschichten erzählt, zwei Jahre später erblicken diese in "Sex, Drugs & Broiler" von Andrea Kuritko und "Neulich in der Moritz Bastei" von Mark Galsworthy das Licht der Bücherwelt ...

Too Cool for Drugs

Author: Sharon Scott,Wayne Hindmarsh

Publisher: Human Resource Development

ISBN: 9780874252361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 7950

Nicholas tells how he learned about drug abuse and refused cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants, and suggests other things to do and ways to turn down the offer of drugs.


Author: Les Iversen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745796


Page: 144

View: 3766

The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and metal illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral contraceptive, have altered all of our lives. There has also been an increase in the recreational use and abuse of drugs in the Western world. This Very Short Introduction, in its second edition, gives a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. Reviewing both legal (alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine) and illegal drugs, Les Iversen disscusses why some are addictive, and whether drug laws need reform. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Drugs, Law, and the State

Author: Harold H. Traver,Mark S. Gaylord

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412822008

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 9716

Drug addiction and the illegal drug trade are recognized today as major international problems. Efforts to control trafficking and coordinate enforcement policy have until now met with only limited success. Although world opinion, led by the United States, has generally favored hard-line measures, some countries, such as Denmark and the Netherlands, strenuously resist them, while others, primarily poor Asian and South American countries, remain economically dependent on the demand for illicit drugs. Drugs, Law, and the State focuses on the conflicting cultural values and historical traditions that continue to thwart combined attempts among nations to impeded the flow of drugs. This volume is built around the idea that drug control policy largely reflects the society in which it is found. The authors analyze contrasting national policies through theories that emphasize the role of ideology, legitimacy, and history. This cultural orientation opens up new areas of research not often addressed by conventional criminology. Instead of asking why some people use illegal drugs while others do not, several chapters ask why and in what societies drug use is defined as a crime. Drugs, Law, and the State is composed of three sections. The first, “Drug Control Policy and the State,” uses the examples of Denmark, Spain, and Finland to analyze drug control policy in relation to the state as a defined interest group. Part Two, “The Political Economy of Drugs,” considers the political-economic nexus of the drug trade primarily in Asia, and surveys the role of organized crime from an international perspective. The concluding section, “Future Directions,” examines the current status of drug control policy in the United States and provides a set of alternative proposals in the direction of decriminalization. Drugs, Law, and the State offers original thinking and practical approaches to a multidimensional world problem. It will be of interest to policymakers, political scientists, sociologists, and law enforcement officials.

Drugs, Crime, and the Justice System

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781568064178


Page: 310

View: 6436

An overview of how the U.S. justice system combats illegal drugs. Discusses the intersection of the control of crime and the control of drugs, and medical, educational and financial systems. Also gathers information from other disciplines, such as social work, pharmacology, and economics. Discusses the consequences and extent of illegal drug use; the business of illegal drug cultivation, manufacture and merchandising; the U.S. response to drugs both past and present; and the justice system1s response to illegal drugs. Graphs and charts.

Drugs in America

A Social History, 1800-1980

Author: Howard Wayne Morgan

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815622826

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 1778

Outlines the history of the use and the development of American society's image of such drugs as opium, marihuana, cocaine, and LSD.

Drugs of Abuse

Author: Simon Wills

Publisher: Pharmaceutical Press

ISBN: 9780853695820

Category: Medical

Page: 399

View: 9600

Accessible guide for healthcare professionals offers data on drug abuse. Updated edition includes material on gamma hydroxbutyrate and the Internet as an information resource. Also discusses LSD, OTC, cannabis, opioids, performance-enhancing drugs, and volatile substances.


Author: G.L. David

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173713866

Category: Pharmaceutical chemistry

Page: 175

View: 2654

Drugs have played a central role in the progress of human civilizations. There are many important stages before a compound is used as a drug to treat a disease. The first stage is drug discovery; the second stage is the manufacture; and the third stage is the formulation of the drug in the form of tablets, capsules, injections and solutions Some drugs like penicillin have been discovered quite accidentally, while some plantderived drugs have been known to man since very early times;....

Our Right to Drugs

The Case for a Free Market

Author: Thomas Szasz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815603337

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 1151

Readers will be surprised and enlightened after reading Thomas Szasz's passionate arguments for the legalization of drugs. Rather than dwelling on the familiar impracticality and unfairness of drug laws, he demonstrates the deleterious effects of prescription laws, which place people under lifelong medical supervision.

The Handbook of Drugs and Society

Author: Henry H. Brownstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118726790

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 8531

This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs

Drugs in America

Author: Robert Emmet Long

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 4544

Discusses the trafficking of drugs in the U.S., efforts to curb illegal drug use, and the controversies surrounding the legalization of drugs


A Parent's Guide

Author: Judy Mackie

Publisher: Needtwoknow

ISBN: 9781861440433

Category: Psychology

Page: 102

View: 9046

If you are concerned that your child or their friends may be taking or considering drugs, this book will give you the factual information you need to communicate with them openly and honestly. Aimed at parents, carers and teachers, this book answers all of your drug related questions. An A-Z list of different drugs, what they do and their health risks is included, along with the legal implications and advice on talking about the subject.


Author: Aidan Macfarlane,Ann McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199111701

Category: Drug abuse

Page: 128

View: 7861

With over a million copies sold worldwide and translated into 22 languages, the Health Freak books have been a global publishing phenomenon, bringing both fun and vital health education to teenagers the world over.The latest two Health Freak books focus on the issues that cause the greatest concern to teenagers - Sex and Drugs. Based on real questions emailed to the award-winning Teenage Health Freak website, these books provide the trustworthy health information and advice that today's teenagers are lookingfor.* Real questions drawn from many thousands of emails sent to the award-winning teenagehealthfreak.org website* The website has received over 7 million hits since its launch in 2000

Drugs and Crime

Author: Philip Bean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1843923319

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 5578

A high proportion of crimes committed in Britain are drugs-related, with many offenders reporting drug use prior to the commission of their offence. However, the direct link between drug taking and crime is often less clear than is supposed if only because many of those offenders would have committed offences anyway, and these offences need to be separated from those that are directly caused by drugs. Attempts to address many of these and related issues have been bedevilled by misunderstanding and a lack of consensus on the nature of the relationship between drugs and crime. This book is a major contribution to this debate, and provides an authoritative and much-needed overview of the range of issues associated with drugs-related crime. The author pays particular attention to policing drugs and drug markets and the way they operate, so that a central theme of the book is the importance of reducing supply at local, national and international levels. Accordingly there are chapters on the drugs-crime link, sentencing drug offenders, policing drug offenders including the use of informers, coercive treatment, trafficking and laundering, and on gender issues, including the treatment of women drug users. This updated and expanded new edition builds upon the strengths earlier editions of the book. It has been updated throughout, includes new information on police tactics such as 'stop and search' and 'test purchase', and has an entirely new chapter on the legalisation debate.

Zen, Drugs & Rock'n'Roll

Inspector Minster ermittelt

Author: Michael Rensen

Publisher: HEEL Verlag

ISBN: 3868526625

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 6551

"Er trat aus dem Schatten an der linken Bühnenseite, ging quälend langsam zu seinem Mikrofonständer, brüllte seinen Fans die erste Textzeile entgegen und sackte in sich zusammen. Die Instrumente verhedderten sich in fiependen Rückkopplungen, im Publikum machte sich lähmendes Entsetzen breit. Es dauerte keine vcier Takte, und Totenstille lag über dem riesigen Gelände. Der letzte Schimmer der Abendsonne verblasste nahezu unbemerkt vor der Schwärze der Nacht." 110.000 Menschen halten den Atem an, als der Sänger einer der größten Rockbands der Musikgeschichte auf einer englischen Festivalbühne tot zusammenbricht. Ein Mensch darf sich auf die Suche nach dem Mörder machen. Doch Detective Inspector Granpole Minster versteht nichts von Rockmusik, seine Welt sind klassische Komponisten und Zen-Buddhismus, Es beginnt eine rasante, halsbrecherische Fährtensuche durch halb Europa und die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele. Und in Paris schlägt der Tod schon wieder zu....