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  • Author:
    Joseph A. Califano Jr.
  • ISBN:
    1586483358
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    978-1586483357
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    PublicAffairs; 1 edition (April 30, 2007)
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    288 pages
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High Society-How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What To Do About It, PublicAffairs Press, 2007. Inside-A Public and Private Life, PublicAffairs Press, 2004. The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, Simon & Schuster, 1991

High Society-How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What To Do About It, PublicAffairs Press, 2007. The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years, Simon & Schuster, 1991. Califano is the author of twelve books. In early 1969, he traveled around the world on a study of the stablishment" problem under a Ford Foundation grant. He wrote about those travels in his book, The Student Revolution: A Global Confrontation, published by .

In High Society, Joseph Califano points out that a child who reaches twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so-and chronicles the fearful cost in personal pain and public dollars of our nation's failure to act on this truth.

In High Society, Joseph Califano points out that a child who reaches twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so-and chronicles the fearful cost in personal pain and public dollars of our nation's failure to act on this truth

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Califano deftly demonstrates how substance abuse is implicated in poverty, violent crime, soaring health care costs, family dissolution, child abuse, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and AIDS.

Califano deftly demonstrates how substance abuse is implicated in poverty, violent crime, soaring health care costs, family dissolution, child abuse, homelessness, teen pregnancy, and AIDS

As Joseph Califano points out in his searing indictment of America's .

book by Joseph A. Califano J. .As Joseph Califano points out in his searing indictment of America's irresponsible attitude towards drug abuse, by failing to act on this lesson, we have lost untold lives and resources.

Califano, Joseph . 1931-. Substance abuse - Social aspects - United States. New York : PublicAffairs. Books for People with Print Disabilities. The SALIS Collection: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs.

Califano, J. Joseph . Estimating the Costs of Substance Abuse to the Medicaid Hospital Care Program . Fox, Kimberley; Merrill, Jeffrey . Chang, Han-hua; Califano, Joseph A. (1995-01). Related Items in Google Scholar.

By Joseph A. Califano, Jr. There was a time in our history-not so long ago-when smoking was cool, when seat belts were for sissies and when AIDS was seen as a death sentence for gay sex. Today our attitudes are profoundly different-with powerful and beneficial consequences. Smoking has been cut sharply, and so have the related deaths from lung cancer and heart disease. Auto safety measures have curbed the highway death and injury rate. AIDS is recognized as a serious illness rather than a social curse

High Society-How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What To Do About It, PublicAffairs Press, 2007. Califano is the author of twelve books

High Society-How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What To Do About It, PublicAffairs Press, 2007.

High Society-How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What To Do About It, PublicAffairs Press, 2007. In May 1981, Simon and Schuster published Califano's fifth book, Governing America, about his years as Secretary of HEW. In June, 1982, Warner Books published his sixth, The 1982 Report on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism. Califano's seventh book, America's Health Care Revolution: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Pays?, was published by Random House in 1986.

In High Society, Joseph Califano points out that a child who reaches twenty-one without smoking, using illegal drugs, or abusing alcohol is virtually certain never to do so—and chronicles the fearful cost in personal pain and public dollars of our nation's failure to act on this truth.

Califano shows how substance abuse is the culprit in violent and property crime, soaring Medicare and Medicaid costs, family breakup, domestic violence, the spread of AIDS, teen pregnancy, poverty, and low productivity. He takes on alcohol and tobacco interests that buy political protection with campaign contributions and seed a culture of substance abuse among our nation's children and teens. He explains the importance of parent power, proposes revolutionary changes in prevention, treatment, and criminal justice, and calls upon every individual and institution to confront this plague that has maimed and killed more Americans than all our wars, natural catastrophes, and traffic accidents combined.


Usaxma
I can't rate this book high enough. The author has extensively documented his sources for the information contained in the book. I am familiar with many of his references and know he has cited them in context. At first I thought he was overstating many of the facts but upon further investigation I don't think he is. He makes essential points in several areas: futility of incarcerating drug users insteading of providing treatment, statistics about what works and what does not work in prevention of underage drug use, failed drug policies of other countries from whom we can learn. This book reminded me of another extensively referenced book from CASA: "Women Under the Influence", also an excellent book.
HyderCraft
This was a very straight forward book perhaps stating what we already might know about drug usage but still refusing to consider the problem as VERY serious. The statistics given in the book really bring a better perspective and the wide range of drug usage is clearly shown. The one section that dealt with marijuana was worth devoting an entire chapter on the subject. A very good book and easy to understand. Excellent for parents to use to help with the decisions that their children might someday have to face.
Malien
For anyone interested in our current society and the drug issues, this book is extremely informative. With this book and it's initial information, one can then pursue the many topics individually.
Lamranilv
I bought this book as required assigned text for a class I am teaching. I got it in the mail fairly quickly and in great shape. It seems to be a very good read, with what I would say is very pertinent information regarding America's "High Society."
Melipra
High Society would seem fictional and over exagerated had Joe Califano Jr. not backed up his statistics with over 1000 research footnotes. Everyone who has children or is concerned about the health of our society in general and in the workplace needs to read this book.

Having lost an adult child (an M.D., MBA 28 year old) to multiple addictions in 2006 as well as owning my own business and needing to deal with alcohol, drug and tobacco issues at work; I can't recommend this book enough.

If you think that your family or workplace would never be one of Califano's stattistics; you're fooling yourself!
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My sister, Mary Lu, has served for many years as the local go-to person on issues relating to alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse in her suburban Chicago hometown. For over twenty years, she served as chair for the town's Red Ribbon Week (an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States). Several years ago, when I happened to be in town for the Red Ribbon Kick-Off event, she introduced me to Joseph Califano, Jr.'s "High Society" and gave me her copy to read.

Author Joseph Califano, Jr. is the former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, and serves today as the Founding Chair and President of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

I brought the book home and did not pick it up to read until last fall when Washington State and Colorado both voted to legalize marijuana. I wanted to learn more about marijuana and what this new law may mean to families. Califano, as expected provided the downside, substance abuse:
* The abuse of drugs and alcohol is central to every intractable problem in our society today.
* Is America's deadliest epidemic - a chronic disease of epidemic proportions, with physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual elements.
* Is a major contributor to high health care costs, social ills, including child abuse and neglect, homelessness, teen pregnancy, STDs, and family break-up.

Proponents of legalization will argue, as we have seen, that legalization will reduce the impact of substance abuse on:
* Crime and incarceration
* The influence of local gangs and foreign cartels that control the black market for illegal substances.

But will it? And will it reduce the other social ills emanating from substance abuse? There is no evidence to show it will. Califano, in public statements, takes an opposing position and argues that legalization of marijuana is a dangerous path for our society. He warns that decriminalization for all ages of possession of small amounts of marijuana (e.g., an ounce, enough for 40 to 50 joints) or legalization of use, cultivation and distribution of the drug will increase use by adolescents. "We've been there, done that." When decriminalization, more lenient laws, and lax enforcement of existing state and federal laws started in the 1960s, the floodgates were opened for an enormous surge in use that peaked in 1979 when 30 million Americans smoked marijuana. In addition, decriminalization or legalization of marijuana only for adults WILL INCREASE use by minors.

Califano, in "High Society," also makes his case for how to deal with substance abuse and reducing its impact on our society. He feels that both liberals and conservatives must shed their ideological myopia in their view of substance abuse. Conservatives he feels do not see addiction as a disease. Liberals, on the other hand, with their view that marijuana should be legalized will create an opportunity for "a titanic new industry on par with today's tobacco and alcohol giants." He believes the right solutions will be implemented once everyone agrees that addiction is truly a disease.

I have always had a healthy regard for the societal damage caused by alcohol and substance abuse (and other addictions) since alcoholism runs in my family. And I have always had a healthy skepticism towards the legalization of mind-altering drugs. After reading "High Society," I am no longer just skeptical - legalization will lead to increasing cultural turmoil in the U.S. This is an experiment we can ill afford to conduct.

"High Society" is an important and timeless read for those interested in the future of our country.