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Click on a title below to access either an individual article (denoted by an asterisk) or a set of articles published as a Special Report. The issue of publication appears in parentheses.

Special Reports for " Sociology"

Is It a War on Drugs?

Perhaps the term "war" obscures the nature of the problem, which, after all, begins with the insatiable demand of millions of U.S. drug users. Has the battle been won, or is it possible we have been fighting the wrong kind of war?

Nearly 30 years ago, the Nixon administration was the first administration to declare "war" on drugs. Today, tens of billions of dollars ...

America's Longest 'War'
A compassionate but restrictive drug policy that partners prevention, rehabilitation, and law enforcement will continue to show the greatest chance for success. ...

We Have No 'War on Drugs'
Although the struggle to reduce drug use is not a war, illegal drugs contribute to the deaths of more than 50,000 Americans each year. ...

The Case for Drug Legalization
We need to make drugs a controlled substance just like alcohol. ...

Fighting the Real War on Drugs
It is the responsibility of police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections to fashion an appropriate reponse to this wide array of complex social issues. ...

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