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Drugs in American Society


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Part I: Introduction Prologue Chapter 1: How Drugs Work Chapter 2: Looking at Drugs: A Sociological Perspective Chapter 3: Theories of Drug Use Chapter 4: The Extent of Drug Use in America Chapter 5: Drugs and Crime and Violence Part II: Drugs and Their Use Chapter 6: Legal Drugs: Alcohol and Tobacco Chapter 7: Marijuana Chapter 8: Hallucinogens Chapter 9: Stimulants: Amphetamine, Cocaine, and Crack Chapter 10: Drugs as Medicine: Psychotherapeutic Drugs Chapter 11: Heroin and the Narcotics Part III: Dealing with Drug Use Chapter 12: Drug Treatment and Drug Education Chapter 13: Drugs and the Law Website Listings References

About the Author

Erich Goode received his undergraduate education at Oberlin College and his Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia, New York University, Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently Professor of Sociology at State University of New York at Stony Brook. His areas of specialization are drug use, deviant behavior, criminology, and collective behavior. Professor Goode is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

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