Drug Addiction and Drug Policy
The Struggle to Control Dependence
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Drug Addiction and Drug Policy by Philip B. Heymann
Book DescriptionThis book is the culmination of five years of impassioned conversations among distinguished scholars in law, public policy, medicine, and biopsychology, about the most difficult questions in drug policy and the study of addictions. As these intensely argued chapters show, the obvious answers are always alluring but frequently wrong. Do drug addicts have an illness, or is their addiction under their control? Should they be treated as patients, or as criminals? Challenging the conventional wisdom in both the psychiatric community and the enforcement community, the authors show the falsity of these standard dichotomies. They argue that the real question is how coercion and support can be used together to steer addicts toward a productive life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674003279
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Philip B. Heymann
Philip Heymann is James Barr Ames Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. William N. Brownsberger is Associate Director for Public Policy at the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School. Gene M. Heyman is a research psychologist at McLean Hospital and a Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Mark H. Moore is Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Herbert A. Simon Professor of Education, Management, and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. George E. Vaillant is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
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