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Drug abuse : opposing viewpoints

Author: James D Torr; Scott Barbour; Jennifer A Hurley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1999.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By presenting a wide variety of opinions on the topic, this book aims to give the reader an understanding of the issues surrounding drug abuse and why efforts to deal with the problem are often so controversial."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James D Torr; Scott Barbour; Jennifer A Hurley
ISBN: 0737700513 9780737700510 0737700505 9780737700503
OCLC Number: 40255817
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Drug abuse is a serious problem / Michelle Johnson --
The problem of drug abuse is exaggerated / Seth Stevenson --
Teen drug use is increasing / The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse --
Teen drug use is not increasing / Mike Males --
Marijuana use by adolescents is a serious problem / Center for substance abuse prevention --
Marijuana use by adolescents is not a serious problem / Paul Armentano --
Drug education discourages adolescent drug abuse / Glenn Levant --
Drug education does not discourage adolescent drug abuse / Katherine Kersten --
Employee drug testing reduces drug abuse / Ira Lipman --
Employee drug testing is unconstitutional and ineffective / American Civil Liberties Union --
Ad campaigns will deter teenage drug abuse / Brad Owen --
Ad campaigns will not deter teenage drug abuse / Ryan H. Sager --
Treatment programs have been proven to reduce drug abuse / Office of National Drug Control Policy --
Treatment programs have not been proven to reduce drug abuse / Fred Reed --
The war on drugs has failed / Joseph McNamara --
The war on drugs can succeed / Barry R. McCaffrey --
The United States should abandon the war on drugs / David Boaz --
The United States should continue the war on drugs / Charles E. Grassley --
U.S. Drug policy should incorporate principles of harm reduction / Ethan A. Nadelmann --
U.S. drug policy should not incorporate principles of harm reduction / Robert L. Maginnis, Sally Satel --
Drugs should be legalized / Libertarian party --
Drugs should not be legalized / Dan Quayle --
Legalizing drugs would reduce crime without dramatically increasing drug abuse / Joshua Wolf Shenk --
Legalizing drugs would not reduce crime and would dramatically increase drug abuse / Jill Jones.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: James D. Torr, book editor ; Scott Barbour, assistant editor, Jennifer A. Hurley, assistant editor.

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"By presenting a wide variety of opinions on the topic, this book aims to give the reader an understanding of the issues surrounding drug abuse and why efforts to deal with the problem are often so controversial."
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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-06-09) Good Permalink

     Good material for debate. Recommended for teachers and students from 8th grades and beyond. It is also a good source of material for parents to talk to their kids about drugs.

 

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