Drugs

Drugs

Dilemmas and Choices

eBook - 2000
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Gardners
Convictions for drug offences has steadily risen since the 1950s and so has the number of young people using illegal drugs. Yet there is almost no public discussion of control policies. This text aims to stimulate an informed debate about the possible alternatives to these unsuccessful policies.

Blackwell North Amer
This book, written by a multi-disciplinary group of experts, aims to stimulate an informed debate about the possible alternatives to these unsuccessful policies. It describes the historical reasons why alcohol and tobacco are legal while heroin and amphetamine are not. It discusses the reasons why people use drugs, the consequences of their doing so and the benefits and limitations of treatment. The authors investigate the lessons to be learnt from previous attempts to curb drug and alcohol use, how the 1.4 billion pounds that the UK Government currently devotes to drug control might be better spent in future, and what would be likely to happen if cannabis, or even heroin, were to be 'legalised'.

Publisher: London : Gaskell, ©2000
ISBN: 9780585468617
0585468613
9781901242447
1901242447
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 291 pages) : illustrations

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