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The Resource High : drugs, desire, and a nation of users, Ingrid Walker

High : drugs, desire, and a nation of users, Ingrid Walker

Label
High : drugs, desire, and a nation of users
Title
High
Title remainder
drugs, desire, and a nation of users
Statement of responsibility
Ingrid Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A "drug-free America" seems to be a fantasyland that most people don't want to inhabit. High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users asks fundamental questions about US drug policies and social norms. Why do we endorse the use of some drugs and criminalize others? Why do we accept the necessity of a doctor-prescribed opiate but not the same thing bought off the street? This divided approach shapes public policy, the justice system, research, social services, and health care. And despite the decades-old war on drugs, drug use remains relatively unchanged. Ingrid Walker speaks to the silencing effects of both criminalization and medicalization, incorporating first-person narratives to show a wide variety of user experiences with drugs. By challenging current thinking about drugs and users, Walker calls for a next wave of drug policy reform in the United States, beginning with recognizing the full spectrum of drug use practices"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Ingrid
Dewey number
362.290973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5825
LC item number
.W38123 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug utilization
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug control
  • Drug abusers
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Drug abuse
  • United States
Label
High : drugs, desire, and a nation of users, Ingrid Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Breaking user silence -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: We are all users -- Picture a drug user -- Criminalization : winning the crusade but losing the war -- Medicalization : defining drug use -- Why we use : the pleasure and the eros of drugs -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
993623981
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295742335
Lccn
2017032832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct3k00
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993623981
Label
High : drugs, desire, and a nation of users, Ingrid Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Breaking user silence -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: We are all users -- Picture a drug user -- Criminalization : winning the crusade but losing the war -- Medicalization : defining drug use -- Why we use : the pleasure and the eros of drugs -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Glossary -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
993623981
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295742335
Lccn
2017032832
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct3k00
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993623981

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