Assessment of drug
...Attila. A Theory of Natural Addiction, Global Fellows Working Papers, University of California, Los Angeles, posted online at eScholarship Repository, 24 February 2006 < http://repositories.cdlib.org/
Staley, Sam. Drug Policy and the Decline of American Cities. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1992.... Hendrix. John Belushi. Kurt Cobain. These icons of American popular culture share the dubious distinction of dying young, at the height of theirpopularity, and from the direct or indirect use of heroin, among other legal and illegal drugs. Heroin and other so-called "hard drugs" have torn their way through the ranks of musicians, actors, supermodels and artists. Heroin use stretches back thousands of years and continues today, despite severe restrictions and penalties and the risk of contracting AIDS or other deadly diseases. The illegal juice of the opium poppy funds terrorism and fuels deadly turf wars in American inner cities, despite billions spent by the U.S. each year in interdiction efforts. Nevertheless, in 2004, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported about 166,000 heroin users in the United States, out of more than 19 million people age 12 and...