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The Resource High society : how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it, Joseph A. Califano, Jr

High society : how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it, Joseph A. Califano, Jr

Label
High society : how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it
Title
High society
Title remainder
how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Califano, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In High Society, Joseph Califano points out that a child who reaches twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so - and chronicles the fearful cost in personal pain and public dollars of our nationʼs failure to act on this truth. Califano shows how substance abuse is the culprit in violent and property crime, soaring Medicare and Medicaid costs, family breakup, domestic violence, the spread of AIDS, teen pregnancy, poverty, and low productivity. He takes on alcohol and tobacco interests that buy political protection with campaign contributions and seed a culture of substance abuse among our nationʼs children and teens. He explains the importance of parent power, proposes revolutionary changes in prevention, treatment, and criminal justice, and calls upon every individual and institution to confront this plague that has maimed and killed more Americans than all our wars, natural catastrophes, and traffic accidents combined. Includes information on alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, alcohol industry, binge drinking, amphetamines, children, cigarette advertising, cocaine, college students, depression, ectasy, heroin, lobbying and lobbyists, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine, nicotine, OxyContin, prescription drugs, Ritalin, secondhand (passive) smoke, smoking, teens, tobacco industry, treatment, Valium, Vicodin, women, etc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Califano, Joseph A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Substance abuse
Label
High society : how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it, Joseph A. Califano, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781586484422
Lccn
2007007549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85623094
Label
High society : how substance abuse ravages America and what to do about it, Joseph A. Califano, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9781586484422
Lccn
2007007549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85623094

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