CDB Ch. 8 - Good-bye Whitney Chapter 8 Regulating Drugs and...

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Good-bye, Whitney
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Chapter 8 Regulating Drugs and Their Consequences
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Sociocultural Influences on Public Drug Policy Policies vary around the world Roles of government vary around the world Only since the early 20th century did governments start strictly regulating many drugs Current policies HAVE NOT been the historical norm
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Why do societies decide to regulate some drugs, prohibit other drugs, and ignore some drugs altogether? … production and supply are sources of wealth and power What about the race, SES, and political position of the drug users? Example:
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A Generic Look at Patterns in Drug Administration OK 1. Opium/Heroin oral administration 2. OxyContin oral administration 3. Cocaine in Coca- Cola/chewing coca leaves by aborigines NOT OK 1. Opium/Heroin IV 2. OxyContin crushing & snorting 3. Cocaine IV Changes in Drug-Use Patterns
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The Nature of Drug Control Purpose is to decrease the amount of a particular drug that is used Drug Goal Heroin Prohibition Cocaine Medical practice only Alcohol Use only by adults
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Assumptions Underlying Regulation 1. Drug use produces victims 2. Governments are responsible for enhancing the general welfare Distinguishing between nonproblem and problem drug use Distinguishing use from abuse
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Regulation of Alcohol: Past Failure of Prohibition
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course SOW 4702 taught by Professor Dwyer during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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CDB Ch. 8 - Good-bye Whitney Chapter 8 Regulating Drugs and...

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