10-20 First Notes after midterm and 10-25

10-20 First Notes after midterm and 10-25 - 10-20 Spending...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
10-20 Spending money on drugs instead of social and prescription drugs **”Most Americans use legal drugs rather than prescription drugs”** Less than 1% of anti-war budget is aimed at stopping prescription drug use. David Fan – Reported drug problems in US Availability Characteristic- 1870- Crack/Heroine panic. San Francisco. Opium den’s were legal, heroine cocaine legal Ronald Reagan used cocaine “A vast majority of people give them (drugs) up by early 30’s” Christoper Wren- “A great majority never or hardly use drugs.” 1875- First drug prohibition law, was in san Francisco ordinance outlawing opium dens 1980- crack penalty was 100x higher than cocaine. **”Very little supporting evidence that heroine use was anywhere near prescription drug/alcohol use”** Drug Scares promoted by 3 means 1. Presidential Proclamation 2. Selective Statistics 3. Poster Children Kurt Cobain- Suicide, but ODD’d on heroine/ruffies. Focus is on illegal drugs rather than overuse of prescribed drugs
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/13/2010 for the course SOC 005 taught by Professor Dr.e during the Fall '10 term at Pittsburgh.

Page1 / 2

10-20 First Notes after midterm and 10-25 - 10-20 Spending...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online