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The American drug culture, Thomas S. Weinberg, State University of New York Buffalo, Gerhard Falk, State University of New York Buffalo, Ursula Falk

KEY FEATURES: Two opening chapters introduce readers to the theories and perspectives used by social scientists to study drugs and alcohol, and to the larger trends in legal and illegal use of controlled substances. Six chapters on alcohol provide comprehensive coverage of the most widely used and abused drug in America. Lively discussions of alcohol and drugs in American popular culture brings the topic to life and relatable. Two appendices contain case histories from the authors' field research of individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders
Table Of Contents
ch. 1. Introduction : sociological and other explanations for drug and alcohol use and abuse -- ch. 2. Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs -- ch. 3. Drinking alcohol : the alcohol culture -- ch. 4. Alcohol and social institutions -- ch. 5. Benefits and costs of alcohol -- ch. 6. Alcohol in popular culture -- ch. 7. Alcohol and sexual behavior -- ch. 8. Alcoholism -- ch. 9. History of drug use in America and attempts to control it -- ch. 10. Drugs in popular culture -- ch. 11. Becoming a drug user : careers, personalities, and interaction--two perspectives -- ch. 12. The business of drug use : crime and law enforcement -- ch. 13. Prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 395 pages), illustrations
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