Drugs in Society

Drugs in Society

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This work focuses on the many critical areas of Americaa€™s drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective.Other important issues that should be considered in drug testing are: 1. the passive inhalation of marijuana when an individual is present in a room where ... schools, probation and parole programs, and so on; and 6. the adulteration of specimens, such as when urine substitution or dilution takes place. ... As technology progresses, drug testing may someday be done by the analysis of human hair follicles.

Title:Drugs in Society
Author:Michael D. Lyman, Gary W. Potter
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-01-01


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