The Addicted Society
by Joel Fort

An expert on drug abuse who frequently testifies against legislation to illegalize drugs presents his argument for legalizing and controlling all drugs. He regards alcohol and tobacco as the most destructive drugs in American society (all use of tobacco is abuse), and he would ban all advertising of these drugs. He rates cocaine as not addictive and not a serious problem (just above caffeine). This is his biggest error, but he wrote this before crack became popular. He provides useful charts that summarize the number of users and abusers of various drugs in the USA as of 1980. His writing style is impudent and entertaining.

Year Read: 1987

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