Journals Higher Education



12 July 2010

560 Pages | 7 illus.

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199739295

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The American Drug Scene

An Anthology

Sixth Edition

James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath

Now in its sixth edition, The American Drug Scene, edited by James A. Inciardi and Karen McElrath, is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. The sixth edition includes thirteen new articles that address recent and emerging patterns of drug use and policy debates, including crystal methamphetamine abuse among gay men; MDMA/ecstasy and the club scene; anabolic steroid use by bodybuilders; medical marijuana; prescription opiate abuse; the relatively recent use of khat in the U.S.; and salvia divinorum use among college students.

New to this Edition:

  • A large selection of new and updated articles, covering topics such as: prescription drug abuse, youth and club culture, crystal meth and gay culture, Khat, and steroid use.
  • 12 of 42 articles are completely new.