Teaching Points: “Drugs in U.S. History”

Around the beginning and end of every semester (summer included), we feature syllabi, instructional materials, and instructor reflections on courses related to topics of interest to Points readers. Below, you’ll find the syllabus for “Drugs in U.S. History,” a summer course taught this year by Kyle Bridge at the University of Florida. In a fewContinue reading “Teaching Points: “Drugs in U.S. History””

Drug Use in the Past and Present: Points Bibliography

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. Psychotropic Society: The medical and cultural history of drugs in France, 1840-1920 Author:Continue reading “Drug Use in the Past and Present: Points Bibliography”

Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Contexts of Recovery in North America: Points Bibliography

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. Alcohol Use and Risk Drinking in Ontario Ethnic Groups Author: Agic, Branka Abstract:Continue reading “Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Contexts of Recovery in North America: Points Bibliography”

Points Bibliography: Spirituality, Religion, and Addiction Treatment

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. A Faith-Infused, Addiction Recovery Model of Pastoral Care to Help Reduce the EpidemicContinue reading “Points Bibliography: Spirituality, Religion, and Addiction Treatment”

Points Bibliography: Getting People into Treatment

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Brief Motivational Intervention for Incarcerated Drinkers Author:Continue reading “Points Bibliography: Getting People into Treatment”

Drugs on Display in Japan: The Daiichi Sankyō Pharmaceutical Museum

by Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, Contributing Editor Daiichi Sankyō is a pharmaceutical corporation based in Japan, with more than fifty offices around the world. In 2012, the company opened the Kusuri Myūjiamu [Pharmaceutical Museum] to showcase its century-plus history, successes, and future ambitions in drug development. I visited the museum one rainy Friday morning in earlyContinue reading “Drugs on Display in Japan: The Daiichi Sankyō Pharmaceutical Museum”

Points Bibliography: Smoking in the United States

Editor’s Note:  These entries are part of an ongoing drug-related dissertation bibliography being compiled by Jonathon Erlen. They were formerly published in the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs journal but are now periodically featured on the Points blog. For more information, contact Dr. Erlen through the link above. Informing E-cigarette Policy: Population Effects and Tobacco Industry Incentives Author: Cahn, ZacharyContinue reading “Points Bibliography: Smoking in the United States”

Running Amok on Marijuana: Re-hashing the grain of truth in one of the world’s most persistent myths about Cannabis

by Nick Johnson, author of Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West (Oregon State University Press, 2017) There’s no denying that the growing nationwide acceptance of cannabis in the twenty-first century has illuminated the many benefits of this plant, long-sequestered in American society: Hemp, the non-psychoactive variety, is a multi-faceted crop withContinue reading “Running Amok on Marijuana: Re-hashing the grain of truth in one of the world’s most persistent myths about Cannabis”

The Disconnects in Indian Drug Policy: Article 47, Drug Research, and Social Policy

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Contributing Editor Dr. Kawal Deep Kour.  Policymakers in India have responded to proliferating reports of substance use disorders with great concern, opening the winter session of Parliament with a discussion of drug addiction and ways and means to reverse the trend. Even formerly radical ideas are on the table:Continue reading “The Disconnects in Indian Drug Policy: Article 47, Drug Research, and Social Policy”

“Without Hemp Columbus Would Not Have Reached America”: Barcelona’s Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum

Editor’s Note: Today’s piece is by Dr. Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, Associate Professor of History at University of Colorado Boulder and author of the book, Moral Nation: Modern Japan and Narcotics in Global History. Having visited museums and exhibitions on intoxicants (several of which I’ve reviewed for Points) in nearly ten different countries, a few consistentContinue reading ““Without Hemp Columbus Would Not Have Reached America”: Barcelona’s Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum”

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