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CONTROVERSIES IN THE ADDICTION FIELD: Ugly American Politics of Alcohol and Drugs Use, Education, Treatment, and Public Policies

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dc.contributor.author Engs, Ruth C.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-11T22:20:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-11T22:20:49Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.citation Engs, Ruth C. (1990).CONTROVERSIES IN THE ADDICTION FIELD.Ugly American Politics of Alcohol and Drugs Use, Education, Treatment, and Public Policies. Paper presented: International Council on Alcoholism and the Addictions Annual Conference, Berlin, Germany, June, 1990 Retrieved from the IUScholar Works repository at http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17144 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17144
dc.description Contentious and conflicting philosophies on drug and alcohol abuse education, prevention and treatment are discussed
dc.description.abstract In the United States, conflicting philosophies are found concerning the use of alcohol and recreational drugs, alcohol and drug education, the treatment of alcoholism and drug dependency, and public policies concerning these issues. As editor of a publication to air both sides of these controversies, I found hostility to the idea of publishing a book presenting different opinions. In several cases a potential author considered their point of view as the ONLY correct educational or treatment philosophy. They suggested that opposing viewpoints were dangerous and should not be given a forum and they certainly would not be under the same cover with anyone who had a different opinion. There is a great divisive divide in the addictions field and one way to solve it and to gain insight is to air all sides of the issues in a book entitled, Controversies in the Addiction Field. en_US
dc.rights This work is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. For permission to reuse this work for commercial purposes, please contact Dr. Ruth Engs or the IU Archives. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ en_US
dc.subject Alcohol and Drugs Use, Education, Treatment, Public Policies, alcohol politics, alcoholism, prohibition cycles en_US
dc.title CONTROVERSIES IN THE ADDICTION FIELD: Ugly American Politics of Alcohol and Drugs Use, Education, Treatment, and Public Policies en_US
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