From Biology to Drug Policy
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W. H. Freeman and Company
BLURBS #"Addiction offers a rare combination: scientific expertise from a world-renowned researcher in addiction, a humane andsensible approach to the management of the drug problems of individuals and society, and a writing style that makes it both fascinating and enjoyable to read. Prof. Goldstein traces the path from scientific 'first principles' to enlightened social policy on drugs with a lucidity that every concerned citizen will appreciate and profit from."
-- Harold Kalant, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Director Emeritus of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario
"In this superbly written book, [Avram Goldstein] creatively applies his analytic skills to explain everything you wanted to know about drug use and abuse, then applies that understanding to policy. Addiction deserves a wide readership, especially from those in leadership positions. "
-- Herbert D. Kleber, M.D., Executive Vice President of the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and former Director of Treatment Services, U.S. Office of Drug Policy
"Whether or not you agree with [Dr. Goldstein's] thoughtful recommendations, you will be forced to think about them carefully. This is a must read that is also a good read."
-- George P. Schultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Secretary of State
"A brilliant, richly informative, deeply analytical piece of work. Its exposition of drug policy questions is penetrating and points the way toward a truly productive national discussion far beyond present constraints. A major contribution to the clarification of a fundamental social problem."
-- David A. Hamburg, M.D., President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
"Our society has tilted the balance in dealing with drug addiction from health toward law enforcement. Dr. Avram Goldstein's career and the text of his book on addiction clearly highlight the necessity for a tilt back in the direction of health and biology in the hope that we can truly make a difference."
-- Kenneth I. Shine, President, Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
"We can only solve our national drug abuse dilemma through knowledge and wisdom. Both of these are readily available in this admirable book. Run, don't walk, to your nearest bookstore for this gem."
-- Art Linkletter