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Title: Great Issues of Drug Policy
Corporate Author: Drug Policy Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): A S Trebach; K B Zeese
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 337
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Foundation
Washington, DC 20008
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: ISBN 1-87-9189-01-1
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Drug Policy Foundation
4455 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite B-500
Washington, DC 20008
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume comprehensively addresses drug policy issues by incorporating perspectives related to criminal justice, racism, Latin American drug production and control, AIDS, drug abuse, drug treatment and prevention, and psychosocial theories.
Abstract: Chapters look at drug legalization, ethical and jurisprudential issues in drug decriminalization, health promotion, civil rights of drug users, drug law cases, substance abuse in inner cities, gang involvement in drug trafficking, and the impact of the drug war on black communities and urban neighborhoods. Consideration is also given to the role of the military in drug control, cocaine production in Latin America, drug regulation in Europe, and alcohol consumption reform in the former Soviet Union. Other chapters focus on AIDS prevention, intravenous drug use and HIV seropositivity, needle exchange programs, drug testing, drug treatment and prevention, the dynamics of drug abuse, and psychosocial theories and ideologies relevant to the drug policy debate. References and tables
Main Term(s): Drug regulation
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Black/African Americans; Crime in foreign countries; Drug abuse; Drug legalization; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Europe; Latin America; Marijuana; Needle/syringe exchange programs; Psychological theories
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