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Berridge, Virginia (1999) Opium and the people: opiate use and drug control policy in nineteenth and early twentieth century England. London: Free Association .

At the beginning of the 19th century, opium was widely used as an everyday remedy for common ailments. By the 1920s, it was classified as a "dangerous drug". In an examination of the social context of drug taking in Victorian England, the book explains this decisive change in attitude. This revised edition examines how and why restrictive policies were put in place in the early decades of the 20th century and reveals fresh perspectives on the motivations which survive in the formation of current drug policies.


Item Type:Book
Date:1999
Call No:BL2, PN4
Pages:xxxiii
Publisher:Free Association
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:1-85343-414-0
Edition:revised
Keywords:natural history of AODU, opium, opiates, AOD laws, drug laws, England
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Accession Number:HRB 1019 (Available), HRB 920 (Available)
Subjects:P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Drugs and alcohol history
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom > England
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility

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