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The Resource Blowing smoke : rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab, Michael J. Reznicek

Blowing smoke : rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab, Michael J. Reznicek

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Blowing smoke : rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab
Title
Blowing smoke
Title remainder
rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Reznicek
Title variation
Rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alcohol, opiates, cocaine and marijuana, among other drugs, have been used and abused for millennia. Prior to the disease model approach to drug addiction, which posits that addiction is a psychological and biological problem and that sufferers are victims, societies had a workable solution: let people consume what they want, and let informal cultural controls reinforce responsible behavior. Legal sanctions were reserved for any use that affected the safety of others. Blowing Smoke proposes an approach to the war on drugs that returns us to the pre-disease-model era. Dr. Reznicek asserts that addiction is not a medical problem to be treated in rehab or by prohibiting substance use. Rather, he debunks the disease model, arguing that it has exacerbated the problem by telling drug abusers that they are not responsible for their behavior, that they are sick, that they are not to blame. He skillfully argues for a new approach to drug use and abuse that requires a shift in the way we fight the war on drugs." -- Book jacket
Summary
Argues against the current approach to drug addiction and presents the habit model which views drug use as something adults have the right to do unless it affects the safety of others
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10114161
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DLC
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1958-
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Reznicek, Michael J.
Dewey number
362.29160973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug traffic
Target audience
adult
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rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab
Label
Blowing smoke : rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab, Michael J. Reznicek
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Murder, thievery, and drunkenness -- Demon rum -- Disease crusaders -- Racism, progressivism, and drug laws -- The power of paradigms -- The brain on drugs -- Deconstructing rehab -- Rethinking the effectiveness of rehab -- The habit model -- The case for drug legalization -- Controlling teen drug use -- Controlling adult drug use -- Challenges and opportunities -- Conclusion -- Appendix A : signs of drug use in children -- Appendix B : medications used to treat addictions -- Appendix C : diagnosing addictions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
19590233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781442215146
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011043766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Blowing smoke : rethinking the war on drugs without prohibition and rehab, Michael J. Reznicek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Murder, thievery, and drunkenness -- Demon rum -- Disease crusaders -- Racism, progressivism, and drug laws -- The power of paradigms -- The brain on drugs -- Deconstructing rehab -- Rethinking the effectiveness of rehab -- The habit model -- The case for drug legalization -- Controlling teen drug use -- Controlling adult drug use -- Challenges and opportunities -- Conclusion -- Appendix A : signs of drug use in children -- Appendix B : medications used to treat addictions -- Appendix C : diagnosing addictions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
19590233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781442215146
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011043766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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