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This book is intended for the drug course taught out of sociology and/or criminology/criminal justice departments. The course can be quite large and taught at the sophomore or junior level. The book may also be deemed appropriate in lower division courses, or for a lower-division graduatecourse, depending on the institution in which it is used. Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology perspective or from a physiology/pharmacology point of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use inAmerican society. This text provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use than any other text currently on the market, and has an extensive section on methods and statistics for measuring drug use (important in particular for sociology students). The authors also comprehensively addressthe critical substantive and policy issues in the field.
Table of Contents
|Each chapter ends with a summary.|
|A Sociological Approach To Drug Use|
|The Sociological Study of Drug Use|
|A Sociological Approach to Studying Drug Use|
|Sociology and the Classification of Drugs|
|Understanding Social Concern about the ""Drug Problem""|
|Summary: Sociologists on American Drug Use|
|A Brief History of Drug Use and Drug Control in America|
|Drugs Through the Ages|
|Nineteenth-Century America: A ""Dope Fiend's Paradise""|
|The Twentieth Century: Age of Legal Repression and Experimentation|
|Classifying Psychoactive Drugs|
|Other Mood- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs|
|Official and Unofficial Data Sources|
|Some Important Terms|
|Official Drug Use Statistics|
|Unofficial Drug Use Statistics|
|Theoretical Explanations for Drug Use and Addiction|
|SOCIAL CORRELATES OF DRUG USE|
|Demographic Correlates of Drug Use|
|Sex and Gender Correlates of Drug Use|
|Racial and Ethnic Correlates of Drug Use|
|Age Correlates of Drug Use|
|Social Class Correlates of Drug Use|
|Institutional Correlates of Drug Use|
|Drug Use among Medical Professionals|
|Drug Use in the Military|
|Drug Use in Law Enforcement|
|Drug Use and Religion|
|Drug Use and Sports|
|Health Correlates of Drug Use|
|Negative Health Consequences of Drug Use|
|Potential Health Benefits of Drugs|
|Economic Correlates of Drug Use|
|An Economic Cost-Benefit Analysis of Illicit Drugs|
|The Underground Economy of Illicit Drugs|
|Drugs in the Workplace|
|Cultural and Subcultural Correlates of Drug Use|
|What are Subcultures?|
|Three Subcultures of Drug Use|
|Violent and Criminal Correlates of Drug Use|
|Historical Understanding Drug Use, Crime, and Violence|
|Theoretical Understanding Drug Use, Crime, and Violence|
|Empirical Understanding Drug Use, Crime, and Violence|
|Drug Use, Crime, and Victimization|
|SOCIETAL RESPONSE TO DRUG USE|
|Legal Responses to Drug Problems: Prohibition, Legalization, and Decriminalization|
|The Importance of Policy in Understanding Drug Use in America|
|Harm Reduction: An Alternative Framework for Drug Policy|
|Therapeutic Responses to Drug Problems: Drug Treatment|
|History of Treatment for Drug Addiction|
|Major Treatment Modalities|
|Effectiveness of Drug Treatment|
|Contemporary Issues in Treatment|
|Preventive Responses to Drug Problems: Drug Education and Drug Testing|
|Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century|
|Our Guiding Philosophy|
|Supply-Side Policies and Demand-Side Policies|
|Specific Issues and Recommendations|
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