Tell Your Children

Tell Your Children
Author: Alex Berenson
Publsiher: Free Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN: 1982103671
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tell Your Children Book Excerpt:

In “a brilliant antidote to all the…false narratives about pot” (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis. Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths—that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths, explaining that almost no one is in prison for marijuana; a tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used; and marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Most of all, THC—the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high—can cause psychotic episodes. “Alex Berenson has a reporter’s tenacity, a novelist’s imagination, and an outsider’s knack for asking intemperate questions” (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker), as he ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a thirty-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing his wife. He sticks to the facts, and they are devastating. With the US already gripped by one drug epidemic, Tell Your Children is a “well-written treatise” (Publishers Weekly) that “takes a sledgehammer to the promised benefits of marijuana legalization, and cannabis enthusiasts are not going to like it one bit” (Mother Jones).

Summary of Alex Berenson s Tell Your Children

Summary of Alex Berenson s Tell Your Children
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2022-04-15T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669384934
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Alex Berenson s Tell Your Children Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 As the two countries struggled with the same question - could cannabis cause mental illness and violence. - Indians and Mexicans had very different opinions on the matter. Mexicans believed that marijuana caused madness and violence, while Indians saw it as a useful drug. #2 In 1920, the Mexican government found that marijuana was one of the most pernicious manias of their people, and not a medicine. They banned its sale. #3 In India, the British colonial government noticed a connection between cannabis and mental illness. They believed that the habit caused insanity, and they wanted to tax it to discourage consumption. #4 The Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, which was a British government panel, found in 1894 that cannabis did not cause insanity or violence. However, two of the three Indian members disagreed, and said that the government should tax and regulate cannabis.

Addiction Counseling

Addiction Counseling
Author: Alan Cavaiola, PhD, LPC, LCADC,Amanda L. Giordano, PhD, LPC,Nedeljko Golubovic, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN: 0826135862
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Counseling Book Excerpt:

Equips the upcoming generation of addiction counselors with crucial knowledge to skillfully treat current and future addictions Grounded in leading-edge, evidence-based research, this hands-on text applies a step-by-step approach to addictions counseling. This book encompasses assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; case management; and relapse prevention, with an incisive focus on process addictions and co-occurring disorders. The text covers all essential topics as outlined in the gold standard SAMSHA Counselor Training Manual. Included are detailed guidelines on how to write succinct treatment plans and conduct effective client sessions; case studies; role-playing exercises; and clinical applications to assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, and case management. Counselor Perspectives--interviews with experienced clinicians working with varied populations throughout the country--offer the wisdom of those who have been there. Critical topics unique to the book include the role of neuroscience in addiction treatment, relapse prevention, and advocacy. In addition, the text offers specific chapters on process addictions and co-occuring disorders as well as a separate chapter on multicultural counseling covering gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, age, religion, and disability issues. It is also distinguished by an abundance of downloadable forms and documents, including screening instruments, treatment plan format templates, treatment plan examples, biopsychosocial assessment forms, informed consent forms, confidentiality forms, case management forms, and more. Pedagogical elements to help learners process and apply concepts inlcude key terms, learning activities, discussion questions, recommended readings/resources and chapter summaries. Faculty aides include an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, CACREP mapping tools, test bank, and PowerPoint slides. This essential resource will be valued as a primary textbook for any course that focuses on addiction counseling and treatment. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. Key Features: Describes a variety of etiological models and how they become a means of assessing biopsychosocial risk factors Delivers step-by-step guidelines on how to write concise treatment plans and for conducting effective treatment sessions Devotes a chapter to motivational interviewing to promote willingness to change Includes cutting-edge research pertaining to neuroscience and its applications and evidence-based treatment practices Provides separate chapter on multicultural counseling and substance use disorders among people of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, class, ages, and spirituality Offers real-world insights with "Notes from the Field" feature Facilitates practical application through role play exercises, treatment technique and assessment case examples, biopsychosocial assessment guidelines, how to provide client feedback, and more Includes multiple digital downloadable tools

Cannabis in Medicine

Cannabis in Medicine
Author: Kenneth Finn
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 3030459683
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis in Medicine Book Excerpt:

Legalization of marijuana is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and around the world. While there is some discussion of the relationship between marijuana and overall health, a comprehensive resource that outlines the medical literature for several organ systems, as well as non-medical societal effects, has yet to be seen. While all physicians strive to practice evidence-based medicine, many clinicians aren't aware of the facts surrounding cannabis and are guided by public opinion. This first of its kind book is a comprehensive compilation of multiple facets of cannabis recommendation, use and effects from a variety of different perspectives. Comprised of chapters dedicated to separate fields of medicine, this evidence-based guide outlines the current data, or lack thereof, as well as the need for further study. The book begins with a general overview of the neurobiology and pharmacology of THC and hemp. It then delves into various medical concerns that plague specific disciplines of medicine such as psychiatry, cardiology, gastrointestinal and neurology, among others. The end of the book focuses on non-medical concerns such as public health and safety, driving impairment and legal implications. Comprised of case studies and meta-analyses, Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach provides clinicians with with a concise, evidence-based guide to various health concerns related to the use of marijuana. By addressing non-medical concerns, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in the public health and legal fields.

Gone to Suicide

Gone to Suicide
Author: Ann Clark
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02-07
ISBN: 1532086466
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gone to Suicide Book Excerpt:

Suicide is soul-crushing for the survivors left behind. This book gives an inside look at the heartbreak and devastation that a Colorado mother experienced after her seventeen-year old son took his own life. By being transparent about her son Brant’s tragic death, author Ann Clark hopes to help reduce the silence, shame, and secrecy that surround suicide. Included in this book are examples of Clark’s efforts to warn others about the role that marijuana played in her son’s death. Brant had a psychotic break immediately after heavy use of THC-marijuana, and this led to his suicide. All the most important, yet widely under-reported scientific research about marijuana is documented in this book. There is a national crisis when it comes to mental health care, and the suicide rate in the US continues to increase at an alarming rate. Gone to Suicide offers many insights for both suicide prevention and for survivor recovery. Through the author’s relentless pursuit to understand her son’s death, this book explores the transformative power in extreme loss, and reveals how pain and sorrow can actually lead us to our purpose for being alive.

Morality

Morality
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1541675320
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morality Book Excerpt:

A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values. With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds. In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today's crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation. A major work of moral philosophy, Morality is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place and face the future without fear.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

The College Writer  A Guide to Thinking  Writing  and Researching
Author: John Van Rys,Verne Meyer,Randall VanderMey,Patrick Sebranek
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN: 0357505956
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching Book Excerpt:

No matter where you are in the writing process or how confident you are in your writing, THE COLLEGE WRITER: A GUIDE TO THINKING, WRITING, AND RESEARCHING, 7E offers valuable guidance and support. This fully updated four-in-one resource provides a rhetoric, reader, research guide, and complete handbook for writers of any skill level. Updated professional and student writing samples highlight important features of academic writing -- from organization to documentation -- while modeling strategies and timely topics to use in your own papers. A reader-friendly organization leads you through the process of composing critical academic and research-based essays. Revisions emphasize how to craft strong paragraphs and thesis statements as well as how to analyze and respond to readings. Updates also address how to evaluate and compose multimodal texts that combine several modes, such as written and spoken language and visuals, as you prepare to communicate effectively. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Weed Science

Weed Science
Author: Godfrey Pearlson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2020-07-11
ISBN: 0128181753
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Science Book Excerpt:

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA AND HOW DO WE KNOW IT? Marijuana is the most frequently consumed illicit drug worldwide, with over 158.8 million users, according to the UN. Responding to public pressure, the US federal government is likely to legalize recreational marijuana within the next few years. With increasing numbers of people using cannabis both medically and recreationally there are many looming questions that only science can answer. These include: What's likely to happen, both good and bad, if the US legalizes marijuana? What are some simple, science-based rules to separate fact from fiction and to help guide policy in the highly contentious marijuana debate? Exactly what is cannabis doing in the brain that gets us high? A journey through THC neuroscience Does cannabis really have medical benefits - what's the evidence? To what extent does cannabis impair driving? Can smoking marijuana in adolescence affect IQ or risk for developing schizophrenia? Is marijuana safe to use during pregnancy? Reviews the endocannabinoid system and why our bodies are full of "weed receptors" Introduces readers to the various forms of marijuana: flower, dabs, hash, edibles, shatter, vapes, tinctures, oils and synthetics, THC, CBD and terpenes. Demonstrates how and why cannabis affects different people very differently. Discusses how MRI and PET scans can help show the effects of marijuana on the brain. Discusses long-term effects of adolescent and adult cannabis use. Examines the evidence for cannabis’s role in increasing the risk for schizophrenia-like illnesses.

Teen Mental Health An Encyclopedia of Issues and Solutions

Teen Mental Health  An Encyclopedia of Issues and Solutions
Author: Len Sperry
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1440876886
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teen Mental Health An Encyclopedia of Issues and Solutions Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia provides a concise introduction to the mental health topics of greatest concern to adolescents. If offers young readers the information they need to better understand mental disorders and the importance of psychological well-being.

Debating the Drug War

Debating the Drug War
Author: Michael Rosino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1315295156
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Drug War Book Excerpt:

Since President Nixon coined the phrase, the "War on Drugs" has presented an important change in how people view and discuss criminal justice practices and drug laws. The term evokes images of militarization, punishment, and violence, as well as combat and the potential for victory. It is no surprise then that questions such as whether the "War on Drugs" has "failed" or "can be won" have animated mass media and public debate for the past 40 years. Through analysis of 30 years of newspaper content, Debating the Drug War examines the social and cultural contours of this heated debate and explores how proponents and critics of the controversial social issues of drug policy and incarceration frame their arguments in mass media. Additionally, it looks at the contemporary public debate on the "War on Drugs" through an analysis of readers’ comments drawn from the comments sections of online news articles. Through a discussion of the findings and their implications, the book illuminates the ways in which ideas about race, politics, society, and crime, and forms of evidence and statistics such as rates of arrest and incarceration or the financial costs of drug policies and incarceration are advanced, interpreted, and contested. Further, the book will bring to light how people form a sense of their racial selves in debates over policy issues tied to racial inequality such as the "War on Drugs" through narratives that connect racial categories to concepts such as innocence, criminality, free will, and fairness. Debating the Drug War offers readers a variety of concepts and theoretical perspectives that they can use to make sense of these vital issues in contemporary society.

The Cannabis Dictionary

The Cannabis Dictionary
Author: Alex Halperin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1784726834
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cannabis Dictionary Book Excerpt:

A cannabis revolution is taking place. As people embrace it like never before, The Cannabis Dictionary looks at every aspect of this special plant. Hundreds of entries cover the key information from the cannabis world, from health effects, CBD oil and varieties of the plant, to legalization, big business and psychological impact. Renowned cannabis journalist Alex Halperin is your guide through the many facts and falsehood surrounding the subject, giving an intelligent, in-depth but accessible overview of a fascinating, ever-changing topic. Entries include: 420 Big Weed Budtenders Cannabidiol (CBD) Cannatech Dabbing Green Out Green Rush Hash Medical Marijuana Microdose Paranoia Strains THC ... and many more.

The Forgotten Option

The Forgotten Option
Author: Kenneth Connelly
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-02-19
ISBN: 1662901054
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Option Book Excerpt:

Marriage is more than just being about ourselves; there are so many others that we may not see that depend on us and our spouse sticking it out together. It's for this reason that Ken looks at what is The Forgotten Option of how to stay together when your marriage is in trouble; or even when you believe it is 'on the rocks' and all love has been lost. There are ways to re-establish the values that worked for many generations before us - and to have the faithfulness and confidence in your marriage today that was considered the norm of the past.

Break On Through

Break On Through
Author: Lucas Richert
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 0262354497
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Break On Through Book Excerpt:

“Antipsychiatry,” Esalen, psychedelics, and DSM III: Radical challenges to psychiatry and the conventional treatment of mental health in the 1970s. The upheavals of the 1960s gave way to a decade of disruptions in the 1970s, and among the rattled fixtures of American society was mainstream psychiatry. A “Radical Caucus” formed within the psychiatric profession and the “antipsychiatry” movement arose. Critics charged that the mental health establishment was complicit with the military-industrial complex, patients were released from mental institutions, and powerful antipsychotic drugs became available. Meanwhile, practitioners and patients experimented with new approaches to mental health, from primal screaming and the therapeutic use of psychedelics to a new reliance on quantification. In Break on Through, Lucas Richert investigates the radical challenges to psychiatry and to the conventional treatment of mental health that emerged in the 1970s and the lessons they offer for current debates. Drawing on archives and government documents, medical journals, and interviews, and interweaving references to pop (counter)culture into his account, Richert offers fascinating stories of the decade's radical mental health practices. He discusses anti–Vietnam War activism and the new diagnosis of post–traumatic stress disorder given to some veterans; the radical psychiatrists who fought the system (and each other); the entry of New Age–style therapies, including Esalen's Human Potential Movement, into the laissez-faire therapeutic marketplace of the 1970s; the development of DSM III; and the use of LSD, cannabis, and MDMA. Many of these issues have resonance today. Debates over medical marijuana and microdoses of psychedelics echo debates of the 1970s. With rising rates of such disorders as anxiety and depression, practitioners and patients continue to search for therapeutic breakthroughs.

Cannabis and the Christian

Cannabis and the Christian
Author: Todd Miles
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-08-17
ISBN: 1087734975
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis and the Christian Book Excerpt:

What does the Bible say about marijuana? If it doesn’t directly address marijuana, how can Christians know what to make of the legalization of recreational cannabis and the advocacy of medical marijuana? In the past, Christians could easily answer the question of whether or not it was permissible to use cannabis by deferring to state prohibitions. We could simply say, “it’s against the law.” Today, that answer is no longer possible. Christians are now forced to do what they should have been doing all along: Think like disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring to bear the wisdom of the sufficient Word of God. Since cannabis is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, we must understand what it is and how it affects the user. We also must understand what the Bible says about discipleship, healing, suffering, and what it is to be human. Only then can we answer the critical questions regarding the recreational use and the medical use of cannabis. In Cannabis and the Christian, Todd Miles gives readers: Biblical wisdom applied to the question of recreational cannabis Biblical wisdom related to the medical use of cannabis A grid to think through other ethical questions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible Confidence to respond to challenging issues standing on the sufficient Word of God

The Brain on Cannabis

The Brain on Cannabis
Author: Rebecca Siegel,Margot Starbuck
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 0806540877
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain on Cannabis Book Excerpt:

For more than 25 years, the renowned Amen Clinics has been a front line resource for brain health . . . NOW theY TACKLE all your questions about how marijuana affects your brain—and the brain of your child. Since marijuana became legal in many states, people of all ages are using it for pain relief and treatment of a variety of illnesses and ailments. But is it safe? In this comprehensive book, renowned psychiatrist and licensed prescriber of medical marijuana Dr. Rebecca Siegel delivers the most complete guide yet about the benefits and risks of using marijuana today. Based on the latest scientific research, this easy-to-read book busts all the myths and helps you navigate the sometimes confusing and often-changing world of marijuana. Within these pages you’ll discover a wealth of invaluable information, including: • Why medical marijuana is vastly different than CBD and recreational marijuana—especially when it comes to children and teenagers • Evidence-based information on how cannabis is being used to treat an array of ailments and conditions • The difference between various marijuana delivery systems, including edibles • Why marijuana-induced psychosis has risen 450% among current pot users, resulting in increases of depression and suicide • How to talk to teens or young adults about recreational marijuana use in a way that brings you closer • How marijuana affects mood, productivity, and overall brain health • Long-term vs. short-term risks for teens, adults, and older adults With a foreword by renowned psychiatrist and brain health expert Dr. Daniel Amen, The Brain on Cannabis reveals everything you ever wanted to know about marijuana so you can make informed decisions for yourself—and your loved ones.

Weed Rules

Weed Rules
Author: Jay Wexler
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2023-04-18
ISBN: 0520343921
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Rules Book Excerpt:

With full legalization seeming inevitable, it's time to shift the conversation--from whether recreational cannabis should be legalized to how. Weed Rules argues that it's time for states to abandon their "grudging tolerance" approach to legal weed and to embrace "careful exuberance." In this thorough and witty book, law professor Jay Wexler invites policy makers to responsibly embrace the enormous benefits of cannabis, including the joy and euphoria it brings to those who use it. The "grudging tolerance" approach has led to restrictions that are too strict in some cases--limiting how and where cannabis can be used, cultivated, marketed, and sold--and far too loose in others, allowing employers and police to discriminate against users. This book shows how focusing on joy and community can lead us to an equitable marijuana policy in which minority communities, most harmed by the war on drugs, play a leading role in the industry. Centering pleasure and fun as legitimate policy goals, Weed Rules puts forth specific policies to advocate for a more just, sensible, and joyous post-legalization society.

Cannabis Criminology

Cannabis Criminology
Author: Johannes Wheeldon,Jon Heidt
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2022-12-30
ISBN: 1000823091
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis Criminology Book Excerpt:

Cannabis Criminology explores the prohibition, decriminalization, and liberalization of cannabis policy through the lens of criminological and sociological theory, essential concepts, and cannabis research. It does so by focusing on five thematic areas: law, society, and social control; police and policing; race, ethnicity, and criminalization; the economics of cannabis use; and cannabis use and crime. It is the first book on cannabis since President Joe Biden signed an executive order in 2022 to pardon citizens and lawful permanent residents convicted of simple cannabis possession under federal law and DC statute. Cannabis is now legal in some form in 37 US states. To understand the reform of cannabis policy and the challenges to come, we first need to understand the connections between cannabis and criminology. The book links key areas in past and contemporary cannabis research to criminological and sociological theories, including key concepts, emergent concerns, and new directions. Based on an up-to-date review of this growing area of research, the book outlines a research program based on five essential thematic areas. Introducing cannabis as a critical case study in moral-legal re-negotiation, it outlines how cannabis prohibition has influenced cannabis around the world. Five discrete chapters focus on thematic areas, criminological and sociological theories, define essential concepts, and provide research focused on law, society, and social control (Chapter 2), police and policing cannabis (Chapter 3), race, ethnicity, and criminalization (Chapter 4), the economics of cannabis (Chapter 5), and cannabis and crime (Chapter 6). The book concludes by presenting new ways to engage prohibitionist thinking, by challenging myths, embracing social media, and developing a duty of care to guide future cannabis researchers and explicitly involve people who use cannabis. Cannabis Criminology will be of interest to a variety of readers, including students and scholars from a range of backgrounds studying drug use, drug policy, cannabis legalization, and other drug-related issues. It will also appeal to policymakers who want to know more about cannabis legalization and drug prohibition, those working in the criminal justice system, and social work professionals. Due to its accessible style, people involved in the cannabis industry, as well as cannabis users may also find the book interesting.

Drug Use for Grown Ups

Drug Use for Grown Ups
Author: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1101981652
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Use for Grown Ups Book Excerpt:

“Hart’s argument that we need to drastically revise our current view of illegal drugs is both powerful and timely . . . when it comes to the legacy of this country’s war on drugs, we should all share his outrage.” —The New York Times Book Review From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology, is one of the world's preeminent experts on the effects of so-called recreational drugs on the human mind and body. Dr. Hart is open about the fact that he uses drugs himself, in a happy balance with the rest of his full and productive life as a researcher and professor, husband, father, and friend. In Drug Use for Grown-Ups, he draws on decades of research and his own personal experience to argue definitively that the criminalization and demonization of drug use--not drugs themselves--have been a tremendous scourge on America, not least in reinforcing this country's enduring structural racism. Dr. Hart did not always have this view. He came of age in one of Miami's most troubled neighborhoods at a time when many ills were being laid at the door of crack cocaine. His initial work as a researcher was aimed at proving that drug use caused bad outcomes. But one problem kept cropping up: the evidence from his research did not support his hypothesis. From inside the massively well-funded research arm of the American war on drugs, he saw how the facts did not support the ideology. The truth was dismissed and distorted in order to keep fear and outrage stoked, the funds rolling in, and Black and brown bodies behind bars. Drug Use for Grown-Ups will be controversial, to be sure: the propaganda war, Dr. Hart argues, has been tremendously effective. Imagine if the only subject of any discussion about driving automobiles was fatal car crashes. Drug Use for Grown-Ups offers a radically different vision: when used responsibly, drugs can enrich and enhance our lives. We have a long way to go, but the vital conversation this book will generate is an extraordinarily important step.

Stoneover

Stoneover
Author: Jeffrey Moyer,Nikolay Anguelov
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2022-01-14
ISBN: 1793651531
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stoneover Book Excerpt:

Combining examples of the interplay of the benefits and costs of decriminalization implementation with an honest discussion of the possible negative aspects of recreational legalization and whom it most harms, this book offers policy makers information for future policy designs with a goal to decrease negative externalities and social inequity.

Drugs and Drug Policy

Drugs and Drug Policy
Author: Clayton J. Mosher,Scott M. Akins
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2020-11-22
ISBN: 1544351119
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs and Drug Policy Book Excerpt:

This engaging and thoroughly updated text provides a cross-national perspective on the use and regulation of both legal and illegal drugs. It examines and critiques drug policies in the United States and abroad in terms of their scope, goals, and effectiveness. Authors Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins also discuss the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of legal and illicit drugs; the patterns and correlates of use; theories of the causes of drug use; and the policies that govern that usage. Features and Benefits Thoroughly reviews use of and regulation policies of both illegal and legal drugs, including the use of energy drinks and muscle enhancers like steroids and human growth hormones. Very up to date statistics and discussions of emerging trends and policies. Provides more coverage of drug policy issues than comparable books with particular attention to contrasting policies in countries around the world. Coverage of drug "epidemics" for new legal and illegal drugs not found in other books on drugs.