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Getting High

Getting High

Marijuana through the Ages

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 144225470X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 168
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This fascinating book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar “outbreak” of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana’s history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world’s principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds—mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers—as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight.

The Age of Addiction

The Age of Addiction

How Bad Habits Became Big Business

  • Author: David T. Courtwright
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674737377
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the global enterprises whose “limbic capitalism” creates and caters to our bad habits.

Marijuana: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

Marijuana: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • Author: David E. Newton
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440850526
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 372
  • View: 3579
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This single-volume resource provides sound, up-to-date information and authoritative resources for research on the controversial topics of the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes and the effects of marijuana use on society. • Provides readers with an in-depth understanding of the way in which marijuana has been treated in the nation's long-running "war on drugs" • Presents arguments both for and against the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes • Offers a variety of resources that readers can use for further study of the subject • Contains a chapter with selections from important documents in the history of marijuana use, including laws and court cases that deal with the substance and its use and abuse

Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

Developmental Theories Through the Life Cycle

  • Author: Sonia G. Austrian
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231513011
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 440
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In this bestselling textbook, contributors describe theories of normal human development advanced by such pioneers as Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Jean Piaget, Nancy Chodorow, Daniel Levinson, Erik Erikson, and Margaret Mahler. Beginning with infancy, toddlerhood, and preschool, each chapter examines corresponding ideologies concerning maturation and development in middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age, while acknowledging that no one theory can encompass all aspects of human development. In-depth analyses of the psychology and sociology of development provide educators and practitioners with insights into the specific social contexts of human behavior and help identify variables and deviations. This second edition features up-to-date empirical information, including additional studies on diverse populations, and a new chapter on attachment theory, a growing area of interest for today's clinicians.

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

  • Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610695968
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1163
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

  • Author: Daniel W. Wong,Kimberly R. Hall,Cheryl A. Justice,Lucy Wong Hernandez
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483322033
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan by Daniel W. Wong, Kimberly R. Hall, Cheryl A. Justice, and Lucy Wong Hernández introduces readers to the fundamentals of the counseling process during each stage of human development. Topics such as the client-counselor relationship, counseling theory, research, and interventions are addressed with a focus on caring for the total person within his/her environment and culture. Emphasizing the importance of intentionality and self-reflection, the chapters include case illustrations and guided practice exercises to further the development of successful 21st century counselors. Counseling Individuals Through the Lifepan is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).

Correlates and Consequences of Marijuana Use

Correlates and Consequences of Marijuana Use

  • Author: Meyer D. Glantz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Alcoholism
  • Page: 386
  • View: 7851
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Research Issues

Research Issues

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: N.A
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Can't Find My Way Home

Can't Find My Way Home

America in the Great Stoned Age, 1945-2000

  • Author: Martin Torgoff
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743258630
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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Can't Find My Way Home is a history of illicit drug use in America in the second half of the twentieth century and a personal journey through the drug experience. It's the remarkable story of how America got high, the epic tale of how the American Century transformed into the Great Stoned Age. Martin Torgoff begins with the avant-garde worlds of bebop jazz and the emerging Beat writers, who embraced the consciousness-altering properties of marijuana and other underground drugs. These musicians and writers midwifed the age of marijuana in the 1960s even as Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later Ram Dass) discovered the power of LSD, ushering in the psychedelic era. While President John Kennedy proclaimed a New Frontier and NASA journeyed to the moon, millions of young Americans began discovering their own new frontiers on a voyage to inner space. What had been the province of a fringe avant-garde only a decade earlier became a mass movement that affected and altered mainstream America. And so America sped through the century, dropping acid and eating magic mushrooms at home, shooting heroin and ingesting amphetamines in Vietnam, snorting cocaine in the disco era, smoking crack cocaine in the devastated inner cities of the 1980s, discovering MDMA (Ecstasy) in the rave culture of the 1990s. Can't Find My Way Home tells this extraordinary story by weaving together first-person accounts and historical background into a narrative vast in scope yet rich in intimate detail. Among those who describe their experiments with consciousness are Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Robert Stone, Wavy Gravy, Grace Slick, Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, David Crosby, and many others from Haight Ashbury to Studio 54 to housing projects and rave warehouses. But Can't Find My Way Home does not neglect the recovery movement, the war on drugs, and the ongoing debate over drug policy. And even as Martin Torgoff tells the story of his own addiction and recovery, he neither romanticizes nor demonizes drugs. If he finds them less dangerous than the moral crusaders say they are, he also finds them less benign than advocates insist. Illegal drugs changed the cultural landscape of America, and they continue to shape our country, with enormous consequences. This ambitious, fascinating book is the story of how that happened.

The American Drug Scene

The American Drug Scene

An Anthology

  • Author: James A. Inciardi,Karen McElrath
  • Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drug abuse
  • Page: 367
  • View: 1975
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