Publisher description for The Control of drugs and drug users : reason or reaction? / edited by Ross Coomber.

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Informed debate on how, why, or even if, drugs and those that use them should be controlled needs an insight into the background of such controls, how effective they have been and what reasonable alternatives there may be. This book seeks to provide such an insight. Reviewing important aspects of past and current drug control policies in Britain and America, the international compliment of expert contributors seek to explore the rationality of the reasoning which produced the initial controls, the continuing relevance of those currently employed, and provide alternative scenarios for future policy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Drug control.
Drug control -- Great Britain.
Drug control -- United States.
Drug abuse.
Drug abuse -- Great Britain.
Drug abuse -- United States.