The American Drug Scene

The American Drug Scene : An Anthology

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Inciardi and McElrath's popular anthology is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. The editors focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur. The American Drug Scene covers all major areas as well as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Other topics include gender and addiction, sexual identity and drug use, the symbolic meaning of drug taking, drug treatment and recovery without treatment, the relationship between drugs and violence, cross-cultural research into drug use, and policy issues. The fifth edition includes thirteen new articles that address such topics as gender and "binge" drinking; cross-cultural research into marijuana use; crystal methamphetamine use among gay men; perceptions of risk and MDMA/Ecstasy; ADHD and Ritalin; gender and drug treatment; OxyContin and crime; and a discussion of safe injection more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 178 x 230 x 30mm | 879.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • tables and figures
  • 0195332466
  • 9780195332469
  • 1,641,618

About James A. Inciardi

James A. Inciardi is Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware. Karen McElrath is Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University, more

Table of contents

* New to this edition; PART I. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DRUG USE AND ADDICTION; 1. A Sociological Theory of Drug Addiction, Alfred R. Lindesmith; 2. Some Considerations on the Disease Concept of Addiction, Jennifer L. Syvertsen; 3. The Use of Marijuana for Pleasure: A Replication of Howard S. Becker's Study of Marijuana Use, Michael L. Hirsch, Randall W. Conforti, and Carolyn J. Graney; 4. Dope Fiends and Degenerates: The Gendering of Addiction in the Early Twentieth Century, Mara L. Keire; 5. Sociopharmacology of Drug Use: Initial Thoughts, Samuel R. Friedman; *6. The Social Impact of Drugs and the War on Drugs: The Social Construction of Drug Scares, Craig Reinarman; PART II. ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO; 7. A Brief History of Alcohol, Harvey A. Siegal and James A. Inciardi; 8. Gateway to Nowhere: How Alcohol Came to Be Scapegoated for Drug Abuse, Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky; *9. Drinking Like a Guy: Frequent Binge Drinking Among Undergraduate Women, Amy M. Young, Michele Morales, Sean Esteban McCabe, Carol J. Boyd, and Hannah D'Arcy; 10. Smoking: What Does Culture Have to Do With It?, Mark Nichter; PART III. MARIJUANA; 11. Marijuana: Assassin of Youth, Harry J. Anslinger and Courtney Ryley Cooper; 12. Medical Marihuana in a Time of Prohibition, Lester Grinspoon; *13. Blunts and Blowtjes: Cannabis Use Practices in Two Cultural Settings and Their Implications for Secondary Prevention, Stephen J. Sifaneck, Charles D. Kaplan, Eloise Dunlap, and Bruce D. Johnson; 14. The Power of 420, Karen B. Halnon; PART IV. HEROIN AND OTHER OPIATES; 15. 'Dope Fiend' Mythology, Alfred R. Lindesmith; 16. OxyContin: Miracle Medicine or Problem Drug?, James A. Inciardi and Jennifer L. Syvertsen; *17. The OxyContin Epidemic and Crime Panic in Rural Kentucky, Kenneth D. Tunnell; 18. Taking Care of Business-The Heroin Addict's Life on the Street, Edward Preble and John J. Casey; 19. Gen-X Junkie: Ethnographic Research with Young White Heroin Users in Washington, D.C., Todd G. Pierce; PART V. COCAINE AND CRACK; 20. America's First Cocaine Epidemic, David F. Musto; 21. African Americans, Crack, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, James A. Inciardi, Hilary L. Surratt, and Steven P. Kurtz; *22. An Ethno-epidemiological Model for the Study of Trends in Illicit Drug Use: Reflections on the 'Emergence'of Crack Injection, Michael C. Clatts, Dorinda L. Welle, Lloyd A. Goldsamt, and Stephen E. Lankenau; *23. Refining Rock: Practical and Social Features of Self-Control among a Group of College-Student Crack Users, Curtis Jackson-Jacobs; PART VI. METHAMPHETAMINE AND OTHER STIMULANTS; 24. History and Epidemiology of Amphetamine Abuse in the United States, Marissa A. Miller; *25. A Very Childish Moral Panic: Ritalin, Toby Miller and Marie Claire Leger; 26. 'The Ice Age': The Social Construction of a Drug Panic, Philip Jenkins; *27. Post-Circuit Blues: Motivations and Consequences of Crystal Meth Use Among Gay Men in Miami, Steven P. Kurtz; PART VII. DRUGS AND THE CLUB CULTURE; 28. Rise of Hallucinogen Use, Dana Hunt; *29. Conceptions of Risk in the Lives of Club Drug-Using Youth, Brian C. Kelly; 30. Ketamine Injection Among High-Risk Youth: Preliminary Findings From New York City, Stephen E. Lankenau and Michael C. Clatts; 31. Healthy Nightclubs and Recreational Substance Use: From a Harm Minimisation to a Healthy Settings Approach, Mark A. Bellis, Karen Hughes, and Helen Lowey; PART VIII. DRUGS AND CRIME; 32. The Drugs-Crime Connection, David N. Nurco, Timothy W. Kinlock, and Thomas E.Hanlon; *33. Sex Work and Drug Use in a Subculture of Violence, Hilary L. Surratt, James A. Inciardi, Steven P. Kurtz, and Marion C. Kiley; 34. The Drugs/Violence Nexus: A Tripartite Conceptual Framework, Paul J. Goldstein; 35. Women in the Street-Level Drug Economy: Continuity or Change?, Lisa Maher and Kathleen Daly; PART IX. DRUG TREATMENT; *36. Gender-Specific Issues in the Treatment of Drug-Involved Women, Hilary L. Surratt; 37. Advances in Therapeutic Communities, National Institute on Drug Abuse; 38. Methadone Maintenance: A Theoretical Perspective, Vincent P. Dole and Marie Nyswander; 39. The Elephant That No One Sees: Natural Recovery Among Middle-Class Addicts, Robert Granfield and William Cloud; 40. Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens, Drug; 41. Commonsense Drug Policy, Ethan A. Nadelmann; 42. Why Can't We Make Prohibition Work Better? Some Consequences of Ignoring the Unattractive, Peter Reuter; *43. Clinical and Societal Implications of Drug Legalization, Herbert D. Kleber and James A. Inciardi; *44. Safer Injection Facilities in North America: Their Place in Public Policy and Health Initiatives, Robert S. Broadhead, Thomas H. Kerr, Jean-Paul C. Grund, and Frederick L. Alticeshow more

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