Drugs and Alcohol, Dr. Rod L. Evans
  • List: $11.95  |  Sale: $8.36
    Club: $5.97
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Drugs and Alcohol

Author: Dr. Rod L. Evans

Series: The Morality in Our Age Series

Narrator: Cliff Robertson and Robert Guillaume

Unabridged: 2 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 01/10/2006

Genre: History

Synopsis

Drugs, a broad and vague term, usually refers to mindaltering chemicals that people ingest. But this covers a wide range, including medical prescriptions, legal stimulants (e.g. caffeine and tobacco), legal intoxicants (alcohol), and illegal intoxicants. Attitudes toward drugs are similarly variable. Wine is seen as both a religious sacrament and an unacceptable temptation; juvenile smoking can be seen as a premature imitation of adult behavior or as rebellion. Many currently legal drugs were banned when first introduced in various countries but the bans proved unenforceable. Consumers eventually have come to use less powerful (and more manageable) forms of tobacco, coffee, and alcohol. In the U.S., drugs of all kinds (including opiates) were legal and widely available until the 20th century, especially before the Harrison Narcotic Act of 1914. Prohibition of alcohol (1920 1933) was a failed Noble Experiment, with highly contested effects on lawlessness, health, and patterns of alcohol consumption. Prohibition also is a major source of lessons for later problems with illegal drugs. Marijuana, a member of the hemp family, has been grown as a source of fiber, and used as a medicine or intoxicant, since antiquity. Antimarijuana sentiment, and the belief that marijuana causes criminal behavior, led to the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act. The 1970 Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Act (a.k.a. the Controlled Substances Act) established a systematic and consolidated U.S. drug code, ranking drugs in five classes according to their potential for abuse, medical usefulness , and safety. Drugs also can be pharmacologically classified as stimulants, depressants, narcotics , or hallucinogens. Many people argue that drugs should be much more broadly legalized, with their use (and consequences) left to individual conscience and responsibility. But the consequences for health, lawlessness, and patterns of drug use are as highly disputed as they were for Prohibition. Much depends on whether the law is understood to be a description of ideal behavior or a minimal standard of conduct; whether law should protect people from themselves; and to what degree drugtaking causes or encourages criminal behavior.

Recommended

Band of Brothers E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest, Stephen E. Ambrose
Band of Brothers
by Stephen E. Ambrose

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Tim Jerome,Cotter Smith
Published: 02/21/2012

The Crusades The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge
The Crusades
by Thomas Asbridge

List: $48.99

Sale: $34.30

Club: $24.49

Narrator: Derek Perkins
Published: 08/16/2016

D-Day June 6, 1944 ? The Climactic Battle of WWII, Stephen E. Ambrose
D-Day
by Stephen E. Ambrose

List: $34.95

Sale: $24.47

Club: $17.47

Narrator: Jesse Boggs
Published: 11/06/2012

Adams vs. Jefferson The Tumultuous Election of 1800, John Ferling
Adams vs. Jefferson
by John Ferling

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jack Garrett
Published: 01/14/2008

The Library Book, Susan Orlean
The Library Book
by Susan Orlean

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Susan Orlean
Published: 10/16/2018

The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, David McCullough
The Great Bridge
by David McCullough

List: $49.99

Sale: $35.00

Club: $24.99

Narrator: Nelson Runger,Edward Herrmann
Published: 05/15/2012

Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History, Michael Farquhar
Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Ameri...
by Michael Farquhar

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Published: 05/23/2008

Rebel Yell The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, S. C.  Gwynne
Rebel Yell
by S. C. Gwynne

List: $34.99

Sale: $24.50

Club: $17.49

Narrator: Cotter Smith
Published: 09/30/2014

The Warmth of Other Suns The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns
by Isabel Wilkerson

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Robin Miles
Published: 03/01/2011

The Morality in Our Age Series Bundle

Get 5% off your total order by adding 3 or more audiobooks from The Morality in Our Age Series

Drugs and Alcohol, Dr. Rod L. Evans
Human Rights and Civil Rights, Dr. John Arthur
Love and Sexuality, Dr. Robert Solomon

Drugs and Alcohol
The Morality in Our Age Series

Human Rights and Civil Rights
The Morality in Our Age Series

Love and Sexuality
The Morality in Our Age Series



Or Choose Any 3 Audiobooks From This Series >
{"id":"100801","ean":"9781433238727","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Drugs and Alcohol","subtitle":"","author":"Dr. Rod L. Evans","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Cliff Robertson and Robert Guillaume","series_id":"2101","ubr_id":"100801","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"11.95","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"7.77","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Cliff Robertson and Robert Guillaume","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 1 hr 20 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}