Drugs in American Society

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McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Apr 24, 2014 - Social Science - 544 pages
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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Contents

Three Perspectives on Drug Use
69
Methods Data Theories
151
Drugs and Their Use
215
Drugs Crime and Drug Control
363
Glossary
473
References
487
Photo Credits
503
Name Index
505
Subject Index
509
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