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The Control of Drugs and Drug Users : Reason or Reaction? - Ross Coomber

The Control of Drugs and Drug Users

Reason or Reaction?

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Published: 16th January 1998
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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.

The Emergence of Drug Controls
Pathologising the Soul: The Construction of a 19th Century Analysis of Opiate Addiction
Reform, Racism and Rackets: Alcohol and Drug Prohibition in the United States
The Development of Drug Control in Britain
Medical Power and Knowledge: The Treatment and Control of Drugs and Drug Users
The Agony and the Ecstasy: Drugs, Media and Morality
The Current Control Context
Tackling Drug Control in Britain: From Sir Malcolm to
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ISBN: 9789057021886
ISBN-10: 9057021889
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 16th January 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1