A History of Opiate Addiction in America
By (author) David T. Courtwright
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Dark Paradise by David T. Courtwright
Book DescriptionIn this edition, David T. Courtwright offers an interpretation of a puzzling chapter in American social and medical history: the dramatic change in the pattern of opiate addiction-from respectable upper-class matrons to lower-class urban males, often with a criminal record. Challenging the prevailing view that the shift resulted from harsh new laws, Courtwright shows that the crucial role was played by the medical rather than the legal profession. This text tells the story not only from the standpoint of legal and medical sources, but also from the perspective of addicts themselves. With the addition of a new introduction and two new chapters on heroin addiction and treatment since 1940, Courtwright has updated this compelling work of social history for the present crisis of the Drug War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674005853
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Violent Land, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by David T. Courtwright
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Author Biography - David T. Courtwright
David T. Courtwright is John A. Delaney Presidential Professor at the University of North Florida.
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