Opinions Throughout History: Drug Use & Abuse, 1st Edition

  • Micah L. Issitt
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  • ISBN-10: 1682177254
  • ISBN-13: 9781682177259
  • DDC: 362.290973
  • 754 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This title is the fourth volume in a new series from Grey House Publishing that offers single, in-depth volumes designed to follow the path of public opinion on current, controversial topics as they have evolved throughout history. Includes a range of primary and secondary source documents, such as newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, court decisions, and other legislation. These documents are accompanied by expert commentary and analysis to guide the reader through the process of understanding how each document contributed to, or is a reflection of, changing attitudes on the important issue of drug use and abuse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyrigh Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Historical Timeline.
1: The Opium Odyssey The Power of the Plant (1860).
2: America’s Favorite Drug Alcohol: The Second-Most Deadly Drug (1855).
3: Cannabis History and Use The Case Against Marijuana (1910s).
4: Treating the Disease The Beginning of Drug Rehabilitation (1785).
5: Delicious Refreshment The Introduction of Cocaine (1859).
6: Regulation Begins State Laws and the Addiction Crisis (1894).
7: Truth In Advertising The Creation of the FDA (1906).
8: Criminalizing Addiction The Harrison Narcotics Act (1914).
9: Prohibition Begins The Power of Minorities (1926).
10: The End of Prohibition Ineffective at Reducing Alcohol Use (1932).
11: Criminalizing Cannabis The Marijuana Tax Act (1937).
12: Mandatory Minimums Punitive Approach Ineffective (1951).
13: Utopian Visions Hallucinogens in America (1960s).
14: Public Enemy Number one Nixon’s War on Drugs (1972).
15: Harm Reduction The Introduction of Methadone (1972).
16: A Traditionalist Radical Jimmy Carter and the Drug Debate (1977).
17: The Quaalude Problem From Popular Sedative to Dangerous Recreational Drug (1984).
18: The Rise of the Cartels The International Drug Trade (1980s).
19: Reagan and the Crack Controversy Crack vs. Cocaine (1982).
20: The Difficulty of Saying No Implementing Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) (1986).
21: The Meth Saga Crystal Meth and the Motorcycle Gangs (1990s).
22: The Racial Dimension Drugs and Mass Incarceration (1995).
23: Medical Marijuana California is the First to Legalize (1995-2018).
24: Scheduling Addiction Drug Addiction Treatment Act (2000).
25: The Legalization Movement States Begin to Legalize Marijuana (2012).
26: Searching for a Better Brain Drug Your Way to High Grades (2010).
27: The New Opioid Problem Prescription Drugs Gone Wrong (2018).
28: Treatment Options Success of Medication-Assisted Addiction Treatment (2018).
Primary & Secondary Sources.
Historical Snapshots.
About the Author.