Textbook: Drugs and Society
Why do Americans use so many legal drugs (e.g., alcohol, tobacco and OTC drugs)? What do think is primarily responsible for such extensive nonmedical and recreational drug use?
What principal factors are involved in the relationship between drugs and crime?
Define the terms addiction, tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal.
Is the relationship between drug abuse and mental illness important? Why or why not?
Identify the principal legislative initiatives that mandate that drugs be proven safe or effective.
What are the principal advantages and disadvantages of switching products from prescription to OTC status?
Would decriminalization of illicit drug use increase or decrease drug-related social problems? Justify your answer.