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Illegal Drugs

Author : Paul Gahlinger
ISBN : 1440650241
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 61.4 MB
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Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.
Category: Health & Fitness

Illegal Drugs Economy And Society In The Andes

Author : Francisco E. Thoumi
ISBN : 0801878543
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24.69 MB
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Some countries develop illegal drugs industries, and others do not. Discerning the distinguishing characteristics—social, economic, and political—of countries with these industries forms the subject of this sophisticated and humane study. The author, Francisco E. Thoumi, though trained as an economist, rejects simplistic economic solutions as well as simplistic moral ones as he addresses the Andean countries of Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia and the attitudes and responses of the United States. He investigates how the United States and the Andean countries perceive drugs issues; the history, structure, and evolution of drug industries in the Andes; the size of the industries in Peru, Colombia, and Bolivia; and their economic, political, and social effects in each country. Thoumi also addresses the political systems and social characteristics of these countries and why they have been so vulnerable to influence from these industries. And he offers case studies of a variety of anti-drug efforts including crop substitution and alternative development, eradication, interdiction of illicit traffic and manufacturing facilities, and extradition to the United States of traffickers.
Category: Business & Economics

Controlling Illegal Drugs

Author : Sandro Segre
ISBN : 0202366715
Genre : Social Science
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This study presents and compares the drug policies in use in the United States, Sweden, and Italy to limit the use and abuse of substances such as marijuana, hashish, cocaine, heroin, and amphetamines. It also focuses on attempts to suppress the traffic in these drugs. A primary objective of Segre's work is theoretical: to evaluate and explain, by means of a comparative method applied to the study of individual cases, the respective level of success of these policies, measured according to conventional criteria. The aim of this comparison between Swedish drug policies (a positive case) and U.S. and Italian policies (negative cases) is to evaluate the effect of these policies on drug use. Segre comes to the general conclusion that there is a causal relationship between drug use and drug control. This is deduced from the association between Swedish policies and the limited diffusion of narcotics in Sweden on the one hand; and from the association between U.S. and Italian policies and the wide diffusion of these substances in the United States and in Italy, on the other hand. This study does not aim to give a complete explanation of the high or low use of narcotics. But what Segre does say is that the level of drug consumption could be a consequence of other causes, which are considered here not as independent variables but, on the contrary, as intervening variables. The literature in this field needs to dwell particularly on social and psychological causes. Examples are the influence of parents and peers, attitudes toward the use of drugs or abstention from them, the positive or negative images that persons have of themselves, and the possibility or, rather, the difficulty of establishing significant forms of interpersonal communication. This is a modest, serious contribution to the vexing issue of the causes of drug use in advanced societies.
Category: Social Science

Illegal Drugs

Author : Richard Worth
ISBN : 0761445420
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 81.73 MB
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In 2015, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more than 1 million American youths between the ages of 12 and 17 had a dependence on illicit drugs or alcohol. It is a part of their lives, unfortunately. This essential volume helps readers to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on the issue of illegal drugs. Chapters present the impact of drug use, American attitudes toward it, and whether the flow of illegal drugs can be stopped. Further chapters explain related punishment and prison life, whether some illegal drugs should be legalized, and drug treatment methods. Readers will lastly consider the War on Drugs and its relation to the Constitution. A timeline, notes, further information section, bibliography, and index round out this resource.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

From A Policy On Illegal Drugs To A Policy On Psychoactive Substances

Author : Richard Muscat
ISBN : 9287164800
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 47.35 MB
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How is drug policy developed? Members of the Pompidou Group research platform from 17 European countries have studied this question, taking into account differing national political contexts, the influence of international conventions and drug strategies at V European level, the evolution of scientific knowledge, and treatment of drug addiction in the most broad sense of the word. This work in part provides a reply to the question whether countries opt for an integrated policy on substances, or for a separate policy for each substance. This publication also attempts to identify to what extent civil society, practice and science influence the formulation of drug policy.
Category: Political Science

Illegal Drugs And Governmental Policies

Author : Lee V. Barton
ISBN : 1600213510
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.46 MB
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This book deals with the rising epidemic of illegal drug use and its relation to governmental policies. Drug trafficking in the United States has become a significant problem, both within the country and from foreign sources. The development of international drug policies can prove difficult, as other countries exhibit different national policies, goals and concerns. Terrorist funding is yet another threat resulting from drug trafficking activity.
Category: Political Science

Illegal Drugs

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ISBN : UIUC:30112033953149
Genre : Drug abuse and crime
File Size : 74.59 MB
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Category: Drug abuse and crime

High Society

Author : Neil Boyd
ISBN : UVA:X002073219
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 51.92 MB
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This is a popular account of the use of legitimate and illegitimate substances in Canada. It examines the source and health risks of the most popular drugs, and argues that Canada’s drug war has very little to do with public health, but is a moral battle against socially unacceptable substances. Even though the long term damage to health from tobacco, alcohol and prescription medications may be significant, these are considered legitimate drugs in affluent Western culture, while heroin, cocaine and marijuana are not.
Category: Social Science

Drug Smuggling

Author : United States. General Accounting Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044142821
Genre : Drug control
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Category: Drug control