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Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition
Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics, Second Edition (January 2014)
A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Matthew B. Robinson - Author
Renee G. Scherlen - Author

Revised and updated edition that analyses how the Office of National Drug Control Policy employs statistics to misleadingly claim the War on Drugs is a success.

First published in 2007, Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics critically analyzed claims made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the White House agency of accountability in the nation’s drug war since 1989, as foun...(Read More)
 
 
Integral Recovery
Integral Recovery (May 2013)
A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction
John Dupuy - Author

Award-Winner in the Health: Addiction & Recovery category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.

This book is for everyone who is suffering from the disease of addiction or who cares about someone who is: for addicts, th...(Read More)
 
 
The Gambler's Daughter
The Gambler's Daughter (October 2012)
A Personal and Social History
Annette B. Dunlap - Author

In exploring her father’s own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.

Screening calls from her father’s creditors, hiding his mail from her mother—being the child of a compulsive gambler wasn’t easy, and Annette B. Dunlap thought for years that her experience was a singular one. In early adulthood, she was fortunate enough to learn that sh...(Read More)
 
 
Clinical Assessment and Substance Abuse Treatment
Clinical Assessment and Substance Abuse Treatment (December 2002)
The Target Cities Experience
Richard C. Stephens - Editor
Christy K Scott - Editor
Randolph D. Muck - Editor

Evaluates drug and alcohol abuse treatment systems and their effects on individual alcohol and drug abusers.

During the 1990s, in response to the multi-faceted phenomenon of substance abuse, the federal government's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment funded the Target Cities project in nineteen U.S. cities. This volume evaluates how the Target Cities project affected both treatment systems and individuals with ...(Read More)
 
 
Alcohol and Homicide
Alcohol and Homicide (July 1995)
A Deadly Combination of Two American Traditions
Robert Nash Parker - Author
Linda-Anne Rebhun - With

The authors show how and why alcohol and violence are so often linked today.
"Your analysis of alcohol and homicide is the best I have yet encountered. You are thorough, cautious with conclusions, proper in telling us what you have not included. I applaud your analysis, your language and your properly limited conclusions." -- Marvin E. Wolfgang, University of Pennsylvania
"This book makes an important contribution to the literature on...(Read More)
 
 
The Currents of Lethal Violence
The Currents of Lethal Violence (October 1994)
An Integrated Model of Suicide and Homicide
N. Prabha Unnithan - Author
Lin Huff-Corzine - Author
Jay Corzine - Author
Hugh P. Whitt - Author

Building on past work, the authors outline an integrated model for linking suicide and homicide and show how that research from this perspective can further our understanding of violence. Specifically, they show that research based on this model provides new insights into how structural and cultural factors combine to produce high homicide levels in the American South and cross-national difference in lethal violence rates. In conclusion, they eval...(Read More)
 
 
False Fixes
False Fixes (August 1994)
The Cultural Politics of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Relations
David Forbes - Author

"David Forbes has given us a book on drugs for the post-Reagan era. Even now there are few treatments of this subject from the point of view of its victims, the addicts. This book is an invaluable source for new social policy and widespread debate in the social sciences." -- Stanley Aronowitz, Graduate Center, City University of New York

This book examines recent efforts to rid society of addictions and finds them wanting. The author exami...(Read More)
 
 
Pursuit of Ecstasy
Pursuit of Ecstasy (March 1994)
The MDMA Experience
Jerome Beck - Author
Marsha Rosenbaum - Author

The authors have produced the first “on the ground” study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or “ecstasy” as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance related to both the amphetamines and mescaline, MDMA has become popular in recent years as one of the new “designer” drugs. First used in therapeutic treatment, its recreational or street use has increased in recent y...(Read More)
 
 
Desire and Craving
Desire and Craving (October 1992)
A Cultural Theory of Alcoholism
Pertti Alasuutari - Author

"This work is an imaginative synthesis drawing on a number of disparate literatures and traditions of analysis. I think anyone who has worried about the disease concept of alcoholism will find much in it to chew over, and many novel insights. The book can be seen as the first book-length consideration of the cultural construction and culture-boundedness of alcoholism concepts, and thus is likely to be referenced for years to come.