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Author Kandall, Stephen R.

Title Substance and shadow : women and addiction in the United States / Stephen R. Kandall ; with the assistance of Jennifer Petrillo
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996

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Description iii, 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents A historical perspective -- The drug problem -- America's response -- The Harrison Anti-Narcotic Act -- The classic era -- The second World War and after -- The 1960s -- The 1970s -- Enlightened treatment -- Opportunities and prosecution -- Today and tomorrow
Summary Substance and Shadow shows how, though attitudes and drugs may vary over time - from the laudanum of yesteryear to the heroin of the thirties and forties, the tranquilizers of the fifties, the consciousness-raising or prescription drugs of the sixties, or the ascendence of crack use in the eighties - dependency remains an issue for women. Kandall traces the history of questionable treatment that has followed this trend
In 1989 Jennifer Johnson was convicted of delivering a controlled substance to a minor. That the minor happened to be Johnson's unborn child made her case all the more complex, controversial, and ultimately, historical. Stephen R. Kandall, a neonatologist and pediatrician, testified as an expert witness on Johnson's behalf. The experience caused him to wonder how one disadvantaged black woman's case became a prosecutorial battlefield in the war on drugs. This book is the product of Kandall's search through the annals of medicine and history to learn how women have fared in this conflict and how drug dependent women have been treated for the past century and a half
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-340) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Drug abuse -- United States -- History.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- History.
Drug addicts -- United States -- History.
Women drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- History.
Women drug addicts -- United States -- History.
Women -- Drug use -- United States -- History.
Substance-Related Disorders -- history.
Substance-Related Disorders -- rehabilitation.
Drug and Narcotic Control -- history.
Women -- history.
United States.
Author Petrillo, Jennifer.
LC no. 96010207
ISBN 0674853601 (alk. paper)