Drugs in American Society https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1264299788.jpeg 11 2023 9781264299782 Drugs in American Society provides a holistic introduction to drug use in the United States. This sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances takes a big-picture look at patterns of drug consumption in America while also focusing on the effects that drugs have on users' lives. This edition presents the most current research, data, and statistics on drug use and discusses the latest trends involving drugs, from the decriminalization and mainstreaming of marijuana to the opioid epidemic that has led to a startling rise in overdose deaths. Personal accounts of Americans who have taken drugs show the reality of drug use and provide insights that go beyond the portrayal of drugs in society and the news media.
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Drugs in American Society

Drugs in American Society, 11th Edition

ISBN10: 1264299788 | ISBN13: 9781264299782
By Erich Goode

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Drugs in American Society provides a holistic introduction to drug use in the United States. This sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances takes a big-picture look at patterns of drug consumption in America while also focusing on the effects that drugs have on users' lives. This edition presents the most current research, data, and statistics on drug use and discusses the latest trends involving drugs, from the decriminalization and mainstreaming of marijuana to the opioid epidemic that has led to a startling rise in overdose deaths. Personal accounts of Americans who have taken drugs show the reality of drug use and provide insights that go beyond the portrayal of drugs in society and the news media.

CHAPTER 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO DRUG USE

CHAPTER 2 RATES AND PATTERNS OF DRUG USE  

CHAPTER 3: A HISTORY OF DRUG USE 

CHAPTER 4: A HISTORY OF THE WAR ON DRUGS 

CHAPTER 5 WHO USES WHICH DRUGS AND WHY? 

CHAPTER 6 DRUGS IN THE MEDIA 

CHAPTER 7 ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO 

CHAPTER 8 MARIJUANA, LSD, AND CLUB DRUGS 

CHAPTER 9 COCAINE AND THE AMPHETAMINES 

CHAPTER 10 HEROIN AND THE NARCOTICS 

CHAPTER 11 DRUG TRAFFICKING 

CHAPTER 12 DRUGS AND CRIME 

CHAPTER 13 DRUG LAW, DRUG TREATMENT 

CHAPTER 14 LEGALIZATION, DECRIMINALIZATION, AND HARM REDUCTION 
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About the Author

Erich Goode

Erich Goode received his undergraduate education at Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland. His areas of specialization are drug use, deviant behavior, criminology, and collective behavior. Professor Goode is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

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