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Drugs in american society

"Drugs in American Society is a sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances in the United States that takes the focus out of the lab and onto the street. Throughout the book, personal accounts tell the stories of drug use and the impact that it has on the lives of users. The book also contrasts the image of drugs in society, particularly in the news media, and the reality of drug use itself"--

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  • ""Drugs in American Society is a sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances in the United States that takes the focus out of the lab and onto the street. Throughout the book, personal accounts tell the stories of drug use and the impact that it has on the lives of users. The book also contrasts the image of drugs in society, particularly in the news media, and the reality of drug use itself"--"@en
  • ""Drugs in American Society is a sociological introduction to the use of psychoactive substances in the United States that takes the focus out of the lab and onto the street. Throughout the book, personal accounts tell the stories of drug use and the impact that it has on the lives of users. The book also contrasts the image of drugs in society, particularly in the news media, and the reality of drug use itself"--"
  • ""A study of drug use is also crucial from a policy standpoint. It is in fact, a life-or-death proposition. Drug abuse can kill. In addition, drug use, whether directly or indirectly, often spawns a swarming host of sub-lethal problems: disease, poor quality of life, enslavement to a chemical, lower academic and job performance, victimization by robbers, rapists, and all other manner of violent offenders, the fear by residents of a community for their safety, the fear of leaving their homes at night, and subversion of friendship, romantic, and family relations. In the United States alone, smoking claims over 400,000 victims a year--and gradually, in response to studies on the medical harms of smoking, year by year, smokers are giving up the deadly habit"--"
  • ""A study of drug use is also crucial from a policy standpoint. It is in fact, a life-or-death proposition. Drug abuse can kill. In addition, drug use, whether directly or indirectly, often spawns a swarming host of sub-lethal problems: disease, poor quality of life, enslavement to a chemical, lower academic and job performance, victimization by robbers, rapists, and all other manner of violent offenders, the fear by residents of a community for their safety, the fear of leaving their homes at night, and subversion of friendship, romantic, and family relations. In the United States alone, smoking claims over 400,000 victims a year--and gradually, in response to studies on the medical harms of smoking, year by year, smokers are giving up the deadly habit"--"@en

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