The Quest for Drug Control
  • Jul 11, 2002
    338 p., 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
    30 b/w illus.
    ISBN: 9780300090369
  • Cloth: $65.00 tx
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Health and Medicine
Political Science
Social Science

The Quest for Drug Control

Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963–1981

  • David F. Musto and Pamela Korsmeyer


"An interesting story about competing interpretations between criminal law and civil liberties and the medical establishment and public health. . . . This eye-opening, factual story is for readers who will appreciate history and detail about how drug policy is created. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."—Choice

“An original and very important book that delves into a fascinating part of public policy dealing with drugs and drug control. Must reading for any serious understanding of drug policies.”—Richard R. Clayton, Kentucky School of Public Health