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  • ISBN: 9780737740028 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0737740027 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780737740035 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0737740035 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-190) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why consider opposing viewpoints? -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Do certain drugs have a gateway effect? -- Chapter preface -- 1. The theory that some drugs have a gateway effect is debatable / David J. Hanson -- 2. Some drugs have a gateway effect / Kimberly R. Martin -- 3. Little evidence exists of a causal gateway effect / Stephen Pudney -- 4. The evidence for a gateway effect is inconclusive / Andrew R. Morral, Daniel F. McCaffrey, and Susan M. Paddock -- 5. The meaning of the gateway drug theory is ambiguous / Jacob Sullum -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 2. Are gateway drugs harmful? -- 1. Marijuana use has many harmful effects / Office of National Drug Control Policy -- 2. The harmful effects of marijuana are minimal / Paul Armentano -- 3. Alcohol use is harmful / Albert S. Whiting -- 4. There are many myths about the harms of alcohol use / David J. Hanson -- 5. Tobacco use is addictive and harmful / National Institute on Drug Abuse -- 6. Harms from tobacco use are overstated and distorted / Joe Jackson -- Periodical bibliography.
ch. 3. What is the relationship between gateway drugs and other drugs? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Cigarette smoking among teens is a gateway to marijuana use / The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University -- 2. Tobacco use is linked to cocaine and heroin use / Patrick Zickler -- 3. Alcohol use is a gateway to marijuana use / Alyssa J. Myers and Marion O. Petty -- 4. Evidence indicates that marijuana is a gateway to other illicit drug use / Joseph C. Gfroerer, Li-Tzy Wu, and Michael A. Penne -- 5. Marijuana is not a gateway drug / Bruce Mirken -- Periodical bibliography.
ch. 4. What should society do about gateway drugs? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Marijuana is not any more dangerous than alcohol and should be legalized / Ray Warren -- 2. Marijuana has dangers but should be legalized / Rosie Boycott -- 3. Marijuana is dangerous and should not be legalized / Antonio Maria Costa -- 4. Tobacco use should be outlawed / John W. Whitehead -- 5. The government imposes too many restrictions on the rights of smokers / Robert A. Levy -- 6. Teens should be taught responsible alcohol use / Tony Newman -- 7. The alcohols industry can help combat underage alcohol use / Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Julius B. richmond, Louis W. Sullivan, and David Satcher -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Provides viewpoints both supporting and opposing issues related to gateway drugs, including the harmful effects of gateway drugs, and on the legal status of gateway drugs like alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana.
Subject: Drug abuse.
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