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Drug addiction and liberal social policy

Ronald Bayer

Drug addiction and liberal social policy

the limits of reform.

by Ronald Bayer

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Published .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 49077
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvi, 344 l.
Number of Pages344
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Open LibraryOL1250387M
LC Control Number94896129

In an effective and user-friendly style, this book includes several brand new chapters covering issues of urgent concern to today’s parents and kids -- such as legalized and synthetic marijuana, social media websites, cell phone apps, the prescription drug epidemic and abuse of ADHD medications, the partying culture of college life, and the.   ‘Calling addiction a disease’, she declares, ‘casts it as a pathology of individuals and shifts attention away from powerful social influences on drug use’ (Acker, ). She reminds us that personal responsibility is to some degree impossible for those who have little control over their own by:


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Fraser, S. and Moore, D. (eds.) (). Cambridge University Press, Melbourne. The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug.

The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use.

Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use, and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service by: How and Why Addiction is socially constructed This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media - including social networking Author: Richard Hammersley.

Along with prominent liberal politicians like Kennedy, one of the most influential opponents of legalizing marijuana and other drug policy advances has for many decades been that bastion of liberalism, the New York Times. True, the Times has just come out with a major.

A Social Work Perspective on Drug Policy Reform PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH The establishment of reasonable and more effective drug policies associated with the criminal justice system should be of great interest to the social work workers, as a File Size: KB.

The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service provision.

Flawed accounts of what addiction is have formed the basis of treatment strategies, drug laws, enforcement policy, and our cultural attitudes toward drugs.

Even though the Liberal View is an incomplete account of addiction, it correctly predicts aspects of addicts’ behavior that are mischaracterized by the incumbent by: The Republican, known for his rough and tough style, takes a softer and sympathetic tone, describing how a successful law school friend struggling with drug addiction was recently found dead in a.

The Political Drug addiction and liberal social policy book of a Drug Epidemic. Wouldn't it be ironic if one area of policy interest and personal concern that crosses political and social divides would be Author: Lloyd Sederer.

Drug abuse continues to present a significant public health problem. Drug abuse and dependence are associated with disproportionate costs to society in terms of criminal activity, spread of HIV infection and other diseases, medical expense, deaths on and off the road, and disruption of local communities and sequelae of drug abuse may begin as a picture of prolonged personal risk.

"Are You Liberal. Conservative. or Confused?" discusses political labels. What do they mean. Liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist what are their economic policies and what plans do their promoters have for your money?/5(46).

Addiction Policy Forum is working to eliminate addiction as a major health problem in the following areas: Helping Patients and Families in Crisis. Improving Treatment. Raising Awareness. Promoting Education and Advocacy.

National Leadership Conference and Awards Dinner. Keynote and current Director of the Office of National Drug Control. Dehumanizing Discourse, Law and Policy in America: A "Crack Mother’s" Nightmare offers a black feminist perspective to analyze the institutions confronting women struggling with cocaine addiction during pregnancy and motherhood.

In it, Zerai and Banks discuss women’s challenges and successes with decreasing or abstaining from illicit drug use during pregnancy, and offers policy Cited by: The Protective Effort.

Social media itself may be on its way to being a bigger temptation for teenagers than drug or alcohol abuse. A study out ofMichigan University found that inteens were using alcohol and drugs at the lowest numbers since s. Researchersfelt that part of this decline was due to adolescents socializing less because they spend so much time on their mobiledevices.

Addiction science and public policy have for some time been articulated in conformity with a broader antinomy in Western thought between biological reductionism and liberal voluntarism.

0 Drug use is not just a public health issue, it’s a social justice issue by Jonathan Dickinson. For years drug policy activists have been saying that drug use is not a criminal justice issue for the reason that the criminal justice challenges are merely the result of prohibitionist drug policies.

Social Work Abstracts since includes nearly articles relating to substance abuse, although many articles are not research-based, and some social work research on substance abuse is published in journals not listed in Social Work Abstracts.

However, this resource is a good starting place to identify social work researchers working in. Iran has one of the world's highest rates of drug addiction: estimated to be between 2 and 7 percent of the entire population.

This makes the questions that this book asks all the more salient: what is the place of illegal substances in the politics of modern Iran. How have drugs affected the formation of the Iranian state and its power dynamics?Author: Maziyar Ghiabi.

The philosophy behind this approach to drug policy blends overly-simplistic thinking with moral judgments and a fundamental misunderstanding of addiction. In theory, harsh penalties for drug trafficking and drug use should have a deterrent effect. the Liberal proposal should be a first step in a complete overhaul of Canada’s drug laws.

"The Myth of the Addicted Army will contend for best-book awards in history, sociology, and many fields of policy studies. It is chock full of original research utilizing government documents and interviews with policy makers to show how the war in Vietnam incubated the myth of widespread drug addiction among U.S.

troops that became, in turn, the back story to the homefront War on Drugs. Society's drug problem will persist, and debates over how to solve it will continue, getting nowhere, until we define our terms. This book is an effort to do just that -- to parse the legal, moral, and philosophical underpinnings for any discussion of drug policy.

“A study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse found that among heavy drug users, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans was more than 8-to” Yet another survey found a “direct and linear relationship” between liberalism and the use of any illicit drug.

There is also a need for treatment programmes for those affected by addiction. Overcoming addiction is not an easy task and generally requires assistance from professional counsellors and therapists.

NHS-run programmes are funded by the taxpayer, which is one reason why drug addiction is a social problem. The Link Between Crime and Addiction. Drug addiction is often discussed during presidential campaigns.

It is a polarizing topic with different opinions across the board. Each of the potential candidates has a unique platform and proposal for handling drug addiction in the United States. Addiction in the United States has long been treated as a crime and is often stigmatized.

The prospects for successful drug abuse prevention appear to be improving slowly. Effective techniques are still doubtful but considerable work has been done on approaches to prevention. The major problem is to frame acceptable social policies which will allow some test of the major preventive by: 1.

The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service provision.

Acknowledgements. The research reported in this article was conducted in the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts (SSAC) Research Program, based in the National Drug Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia, Monash University, the University of New South Wales’ Centre for Social Research in Health and the Hunter New England Cited by: Drug Abuse and Social Policy in America challenges academics, practitioners, and future social service providers and policymakers to rethink their entire conception of the problem of substance abuse in America with a cutting question: “Have we made any substantial progress in diminishing the sue of nicotine, the excessive consumption of Cited by: 2.

The Liberal Democrats are looking at the decriminalisation of all drugs for personal use and allowing cannabis to be sold on the open market. Launching his Author: Rowena Mason.

And, of course, austerity has hit hard. Collective Voice, an umbrella group of UK addiction charities, says spending on drug and alcohol services has been cut by around a quarter since Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences.

Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process—one that is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus—is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction.

Specialty: Psychiatry. Alfred Ray Lindesmith (August 3, – Febru ) was an Indiana University professor of was among the early scholars providing a rigorous and thoughtful account of the nature of addiction.

Lindesmith's interest in drugs began at the University of Chicago, where he was trained in social psychology by Herbert Blumer and Edwin Sutherland, earning his doctorate in Alma mater: Carleton College, Columbia University.

Theoretical Perspectives and Research Methods in the Sociology of Addiction 4. Studies of Careers in Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse 5. Studies of the effects of substance use and abuse on relationships and of relationships on substance use and abuse 6.

Studies of Drug and Alcohol Subcultures and Specific Populations 7. Women and Substance File Size: KB. Professor Alexander argues this discovery is a profound challenge both to the right-wing view that addiction is a moral failing caused by too much hedonistic partying, and the liberal view that addiction is a disease taking place in a chemically hijacked brain.

In fact, he argues, addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you. It’s your cage. Definitions of drug abuse and drug addiction. The manner in which the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized and dealt with 'drug abuse' over the years reflects a continuing struggle to reconcile conflicting historical, political, social, cultural, and medical viewpoints.

Books shelved as addiction-and-or-mental-illness: Dry by Augusten Burroughs, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler, Van.

“A Liberal Account of Addiction‘ is a major contribution to the discussion of addiction, its treatment, and the social and policy issues which arise from it.

Questioning as it does many generally accepted assumptions about addictive behavior, particularly the use of hard drugs, it will provoke even those who do not agree with it to rethink.

Social work’s history in the field of alcoholism and alcohol abuse ranges from providing food, temporary shelter, and the encouragement to practice “temperance” in the early 20th century, to today’s sophisticated treatment approaches involving medication, consumer-driven supportive treatment, abuse group-specific targeted prevention, and inpatient and outpatient treatment of alcoholism.

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act would end federal marijuana prohibition in a fair and just way by prioritizing and reinvesting in those who have been most affected by our failed marijuana laws.

Tell Congress to support it. Teacher Reviews Safety First. DPA’s Sasha Simon sits down with Joe Rubin, a public school.

When Social Security makes a drug addiction or alcohol (DAA) determination, the important factor is whether a person has a pattern of repeatedly using drugs in a dysfunctional way—in other words, whether the drug use is causing a disruption of work, family life, social activities, and/or physical damage.

Challenges to implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control guidelines on tobacco cessation treatment: a qualitative analysis. Important barriers to implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 14 guidelines include lack of health‐care system infrastructure, low political priority and lack of funding.Conclusion:Drug abuse in the Philippines is multifactorial, and there is a need to study these different factors.

Furthermore, there is an immediate need to do an epidemiologic study of the extent of drug abuse, which will significantly help fulfill the need for policy, treatment, and prevention.Drug addiction from the perspective of social pedagogy Since the young people in a problem of drug addiction of society have a leading position, the disease has social and pedagogical aspects.

Each year the average age of the addict is becoming younger.