High Society by Joseph A. Califano
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High Society
By Joseph A. Califano

High Society

How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About it

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High Society by Joseph A. Califano

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The individual who reaches age twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so. As Joseph Califano points out in his searing indictment of Americas irresponsible attitude towards drug abuse, by failing to act on this lesson, we have lost untold lives and resources. Califano deftly demonstrates how substance abuse is implicated in poverty, violent crime, soaring health care costs, family dissolution, child abuse, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and AIDS. With alcohol and tobacco interests buying political protection with campaign contributions and helping seed a culture of substance abuse, Califano illustrates the dire need for parental engagement, proposes revolutionary changes in prevention, treatment, and the nations criminal justice, health care, and social service systems, and sounds an urgent cry to address the plague responsible for the death of more Americans than all our wars, natural catastrophes, and traffic accidents combined.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586486723
ISBN-10: 1586486721
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Joseph A. Califano

Women Under the Influence by Joseph A. Califano Women Under the Influence, Paperback (January 2006)

Incorporating more than a decade of extensive research, Women under the Influence will help women, health care professionals, educators, and policy makers understand the scope of substance abuse in girls and women, the urgency of responding to the problem, the key points of intervention, and potential roads to recovery.

Inside by Joseph A. Califano Inside, Paperback (August 2005)

From a childhood in rough-and-tumble 1940s Brooklyn to a life "inside" the corridors of power

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Author Biography - Joseph A. Califano

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former domestic affairs chief under LBJ and secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Jimmy Carter, started the nation's first national anti-smoking campaign in 1978. In 1992 he founded the nation's top think tank on substance abuse: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

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