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Drug Abuse : Opposing Viewpoints,9780737722277

Drug Abuse : Opposing Viewpoints

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9780737722277

ISBN10:
0737722274
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Pub. Date:
10/8/2004
Publisher(s):
Greenhaven Pr
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Summary

Over 19 million Americans use illegal drugs, costing the nation billions of dollars every year and leading to untold suffering. In this anthology authors debate various issues related to drug abuse, including the causes of abuse and addiction, drug legalization, and the effectiveness of the war on drugs, drug testing, and drug treatment and education programs.

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 9(3)
Introduction 12(4)
Are Illicit Drugs Harmful?
Chapter Preface
16(2)
Marijuana Is Harmful
18(5)
John P. Walters
The Harmful Effects of Marijuana Use Are Exaggerated
23(4)
Clarence Page
Ecstasy Is Harmful
27(5)
Frederick V. Malmstrom
Researchers Exaggerate the Dangers Associated with Ecstasy Use
32(7)
Jon Cole
Harry Sumnall
Charles Grob
Heroin Is Addictive
39(51)
Heroin Users Do Not Always Become Addicted
46(9)
Jacob Sullum
Steroids Are Dangerous
55(5)
Steven Ungerleider
Steroids Are Not as Dangerous as Many Experts Claim
60(8)
Ronald Bailey
Periodical Bibliography
64(2)
What Causes Drug Abuse and Addiction?
Chapter Preface
66(2)
Addiction Is a Brain Disease
68(10)
Alan I. Leshner
Addiction Is Not a Brain Disease
78(8)
Jeffrey A. Schaler
Marijuana Use Leads to the Use of Other Drugs
86(4)
Jim McDonough
Marijuana Use May Not Lead to the Use of Other Drugs
90(35)
Periodical Bibliography
95(2)
Should Drug Testing Be Used?
Chapter Preface
97(2)
Testing Students for Drug Use Is Reasonable
99(7)
Clarence Thomas
Testing Students for Drug Use Is Unreasonable
106(5)
Richard Glen Boire
Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Constitutional
111(8)
Antonin Scalia
William Rehnquist
Clarence Thomas
Testing Pregnant Women for Drug Abuse Is Discriminatory
119(6)
Lawrence O. Gostin
Workplace Testing Reduces Drug Use
125(83)
Workplace Testing Has Not Been Proven to Reduce Drug Use
136(13)
Jacob Sullum
Periodical Bibliography
145(2)
How Can Drug Abuse Be Reduced?
Chapter Preface
147(2)
The War on Drugs Reduces Drug Abuse
149(8)
Asa Hutchinson
The War on Drugs Does Not Reduce Drug Abuse
157(8)
Sanho Tree
Illicit Drugs Should Be Legalized
165(8)
Gary E. Johnson
Illicit Drugs Should Not Be Legalized
173(5)
John P. Walters
Drug Education Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse
178(6)
Drug Education Programs Are Ineffective
184(5)
Ryan H. Sager
Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Can Reduce Drug Abuse
189(9)
Gene Hawes
Anderson Hawes
Most Twelve-Step Treatment Programs Are Ineffective at Reducing Drug Abuse
198(10)
James DeSena
Periodical Bibliography
207(1)
For Further Discussion 208(2)
Organizations to Contact 210(6)
Bibliography of Books 216(2)
Index 218


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