The Sociology of American Drug Use by Charles E. FaupelThe Sociology of American Drug Use by Charles E. Faupel

The Sociology of American Drug Use

byCharles E. Faupel, Greg S. Weaver, Jay Corzine

Paperback | March 8, 2013

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Thoroughly revised and updated in its third edition, The Sociology of American Drug Use presents a broader sociological perspective on drug use in American society than any other text. The authors, all sociologically trained criminologists, include extensive coverage of various methods andstatistics for measuring drug use, a topic that is particularly relevant for sociology students. The book opens with an examination of the construction of drug use as a social problem, setting the stage for the rest of the text. The first section addresses basic conceptual, methodological, and theoretical issues in the study of drug use, while the second section analyzes its various socialcorrelates: demographic, institutional, health, economic, cultural and subcultural, and violent and criminal. The final section focuses on societal reaction to drug use, with discussions of prohibition, decriminalization, and legalization policy options and drug treatment, drug education, and drugtesting.
Charles E. Faupel is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Auburn University. Greg S. Weaver is Associate Professor of Sociology at Auburn University. Jay Corzine is Professor of Sociology at the University of Central Florida.
Title:The Sociology of American Drug UseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199935901

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO DRUG USE1. The Sociological Study of Drug Use2. A Brief History of Drug Use and Drug Control in America3. Classifying Psychoactive Drugs4. Official and Unofficial Data Sources5. Theoretical Explanations for Drug Use and AddictionSECTION II: SOCIAL CORRELATES OF DRUG USE6. Demographic Correlates of Drug Use7. Institutional Correlates of Drug Use8. Health Correlates of Drug Use9. Economic Correlates of Drug Use10. Cultural and Subcultural Correlates of Drug Use11. Violent and Criminal Correlates of Drug UseSECTION III: SOCIETAL RESPONSE TO DRUG USE12. Preventive Responses to Drug Use13. Therapeutic Responses to Drug Problems14. Legal Responses to Drug Problems15. Drug Policy for the Twenty-First Century