Drug and alcohol Chapter III, Section 2

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Drug and Alcohol Chapter III Section 2
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Controlled Substances Narcotics are a specific group of drugs derived from opium Has generally incorrectly included marijuana and cocaine Drug agents called “narcotic officers”
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After the Harrison Act Initially focused on smugglers Few arrests Dr. Webb Took telephone orders for drugs Prescribed them without seeing the patient Arrested, convicted Appealed to Supreme Court and lost
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Physicians and Pharmacists Any prescription to an addicted person was not considered legitimate 1919-1929: 25,000 doctors and pharmacists were arrested Supported by the American Medical Association Users went to the black market Drugs became a police problem, not a medical problem
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18 th Amendment Prohibition of alcohol Determined that the Department of Treasury would enforce the law Focus was on limiting supply
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Stiffer Penalties 1922 Fines increased Possession became a crime The idea was to eliminate the substance of heroin Assumed the drug itself was the problem
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Prison v. Treatment 1929 Costs for enforcement was too high Congress decided to rehabilitate users Established two “narcotics farm” for dependent individuals
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course HED 280 taught by Professor Ficklen during the Spring '09 term at Sam Houston State University.

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