The Great Drug War

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Arnold S. Trebach, Ph.D., J.D. is a professor emeritus of American University, an attorney, and author of major award-winning books such as The Heroin Solution (Yale University Press 1982, updated by Unlimited Publishing LLC in 2006) and Fatal Distraction (Unlimited Publishing LLC, 2007). He is a legendary drug policy pioneer. He founded the Drug Policy Foundation in 1986 and led it until 1997, work that resulted in his consideration for a Nobel Peace Prize. Trebach has been called the "Father of the Modern Drug Policy Reform Movement," the "Shadow Drug Czar," and much less favorable appellations by opponents. His peripatetic research for these books allowed him to launch rational reform strategies, grounded in reality.

The Great Drug War

And Rational Proposals To Turn The Tide

Authored by Arnold S. Trebach

Widely praised as a controversial but thoughtful alternative to drug control policies of its time, the first edition of The Great Drug War was released in 1987 by Macmillan Publishing. More than 20 years later, it is clear that the drug interdiction policies of the 'eighties and 'nineties failed, and that Trebach's alternative proposals deserve a new look from today's perspective.

This new edition can re-open a long-overdue dialog between educators, policy makers and health professionals about the reasons why America still faces a drug crisis. It includes a new introduction covering more recent developments in the use of medical marijuana, the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism, and other fresh new material.

Publication Date:
1588321185 / 9781588321183
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

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