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The Resource Illicit drugs, Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers

Illicit drugs, Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers

Label
Illicit drugs
Title
Illicit drugs
Statement of responsibility
Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume compiles information and materials documenting illicit drugs and their use from multiple perspectives. Some 20 million Americans, or 8 percent of the population of the United States aged 12 and older, use marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, ecstasy, or other illicit drugs. The cost to our society is enormous, more than $300 billion annually for related expenses such as health care and treatment, social services, law enforcement, and losses due to crime. Illicit drug use is a deeply embedded characteristic of most societies, resulting in illness, death, crime and violence, terrorism, imprisonment, property confiscation, and massive allocations of government resources. This work provides information for those seeking to understand the nature and scope of this far-reaching problem, as well as major issues of concern and debate surrounding it. Organized thematically, the book begins with an overview of illicit drug use and abuse, including its history and risk factors. The scope of illicit drug use in the United States is covered, including conditions that encourage the practice, costs, related policies and programs, and prevention and treatment considerations. The book looks at populations at risk, including children and youth, women, older adults, and racial and ethnic minorities. International aspects of illicit drugs, such as production, trafficking, and consumption are also examined
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isralowitz, Richard
Dewey number
362.29
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5801
LC item number
.I674 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 C-448
  • WM 270
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Myers, Peter L
Series statement
Health and medical issues today
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Drugs
  • Drug control
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Street Drugs
  • Public Policy
  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Risk Factors
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drugs
Label
Illicit drugs, Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical perspective -- Theoretical considerations and risk factors -- U.S. problems, policies, programs, agencies, and organizations -- International perspectives -- People at risk : brief profiles -- Key issues and controversies -- Prevention and treatment : an overview
Control code
ocn667592469
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780313365669
Lccn
2010040837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o667592469
  • (OCoLC)667592469
Label
Illicit drugs, Richard E. Isralowitz and Peter L. Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical perspective -- Theoretical considerations and risk factors -- U.S. problems, policies, programs, agencies, and organizations -- International perspectives -- People at risk : brief profiles -- Key issues and controversies -- Prevention and treatment : an overview
Control code
ocn667592469
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780313365669
Lccn
2010040837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o667592469
  • (OCoLC)667592469

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