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Title:
The American Drug Scene: An Anthology
Author:
James A. Inciardi, Karen McElrath
ISBN:
0199739293
Format:
pdf / epub / fb2
Genre:
Stress Management Books
Language:
English
ePub size:
1787 kb
pdf size:
1449 kb
Now in its sixth edition, The American Drug Scene, edited by James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath, is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. Offering a unique focus on the social contextsin which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur, it presents theoretical and descriptive material drawn from both ethnographic and quantitative sources.The American Drug Scene, Sixth Edition, features forty-two selections that cover all abused drugs - amphetamines and methamphetamines, opiates, marijuana, cocaine and crack, hallucinogens, and "club drugs" - as well as such legal substances as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Other topicsinclude gender and addiction; cross-cultural research into drug use; the relationship between drugs, violence, and street crime; the symbolic meaning of drug taking; injection drug use; the social construction of drug problems and moral panics; prevention and treatment; and the drug legalizationdebate.The sixth edition includes thirteen new articles that address recent and emerging patterns of drug use and policy debates, including crystal methamphetamine abuse among gay men; MDMA/ecstasy and the club scene; anabolic steroid use by bodybuilders; medical marijuana; prescription opiate abuse; therelatively recent use of khat in the U.S.; and salvia divinorum use among college students..Inciardi and McElrath's popular anthology is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. The editors focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policiesoccur. The American Drug Scene covers all major areas as well as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Other topics include gender and addiction, sexual identity and drug use, the symbolic meaning of drug taking, drug treatment and recovery without treatment, the relationship between drugs andviolence, cross-cultural research into drug use, and policy issues. The fifth edition includes thirteen new articles that address such topics as gender and "binge" drinking; cross-cultural research into marijuana use; crystal methamphetamine use among gay men; perceptions of risk and MDMA/Ecstasy;ADHD and Ritalin; gender and drug treatment; OxyContin and crime; and a discussion of safe injection facilities.In a collection ranging from an expos of marijuana's ravages upon youth in 1930 to recent arguments about drug control policy, these essays cover many viewpoints and aspects of recreational drug use in America. Topics include theoretical perspectives on drug use and addiction; examinations of legal and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, co.The American Drug Scene, Sixth Edition, features forty-two selections that cover all abused drugs - amphetamines and methamphetamines, opiates, marijuana, cocaine and crack, hallucinogens, and "club drugs" - as well as such legal substances as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs


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