Spring 2018
SOCI 270: Drugs, Society and Behavior

:: SYLLABUS :: SCHEDULE :: ASSIGNMENTS :: GRADES ::

Week 2:
- Read Textbook ("DSHB"), Chapter 2, available HERE
- Read "High Price" (HP) - Chapters 1 & 2
- Do Online Activity 2


CLASS NOTES:

Part 1: Defining and Regulating Drugs
Chapter 1 - Drugs and Society Overview
Chapter 2 - The Social Problems of Drugs
Chapter 3 - Government Regulation of Drugs

Part 2: Psychopharmacology
Chapter 4 - The Nervous System
Chapter 5 - The Actions of Drugs

Chapter 18 - Substance Use Disorders

Midterm

Part 3: Regulated Drugs
Chapter 6 - Stimulants - Cocaine
Chapter 6 - Stimulants - Amphetamines
Chapter 11 - Stimulants - Caffeine
Chapter 7 - Depressants & Inhalants

Chapter 9 - Alcohol
Chapter 10 - Tobacco

Part 4: Restricted Drugs
Chapter 13 - Opioids
Chapter 14 - Hallucinogens

Chapter 15 - Marijuana



RECOMMENDED READINGS/VIEWINGS by DRUG:


Tobacco (Nicotine)

'What Big Tobacco Knew': World Health Organization (WHO)
Report on secret industry documents

Here are the actual documents (courtesy UCSF)
The Tobacco Products Liability Project

Caffeine (Stimulant)

Black Coffee, Part1of3 - The Irresistible Bean (video, 1hr)
The History of Coffee Drinking (video, 35 min)
The History of Coffee - Espresso (video, 5 min)
FDA: 5 Reported Deaths With Monster Drink Link (SJMN)
Monster Beverage Under Fire As Reports Link Deaths To Its Energy Drinks, "The Salt"
Inhalable Caffeine? You Heard Right
(NPR News)
Take this Fair-Trade Challenge (CNN)
Fair-Trade USA website
More news stories about caffeine

Cocaine (Stimulant)

Cocaine: History Between the Lines (History Channel)
(video 15 min)
Drugs, Inc: Cocaine (National Geographic)
(video 45 min)
Hooked: Illegal Drugs-Ep.3, Cocaine (History Channel)
(video 42 min)
The War Next Door (60 Minutes)
(video 12 min)
Mexican Drug War Chokes Nuevo Laredo With Fear (NPR Audio)
(audio 5 min)
Candidates in Mexico Signal a New Tack in the Drug War
(NYTimes)

Timeline: Mexico's Drug War Politics (Al Jazeera English)
Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, and Other Stimulants

The Meth Epidemic, Frontline, May 2011 (video 54 min)
Drugs, Inc. - Hawaiian Ice (Crystal Meth) (video 45min)
Designer Drugs: The New Frontier (video 50min)
American Underworld: Homemade illegal drugs
(video 43min)

Are ADD/ADHD Drugs Dangerous & Addicting?
(video 15min)

ADHD, Student Achievement and Stimulants
(NY Times)

Alcohol (Depressant)

A Round for the House
(US history of alcohol - video 26min)

Colgate professor's research on binge drinking and social class among college students (Colgate U.)
Interview with "How Booze Built America" host Mike Rowe
(video - Huffington Post)

More news stories about alcohol
(Google)
Janelle Hanchett Op-Ed, Addicts Don't Start with Needles in Their Arms (Upworthy)

Opioids (Narcotic)

Frontline's "Chasing Heroin" (PBS video; 2 hrs)
The History of Opium
(BBC video; 1 hr)

Drugs, Inc. - Heroin (History Channel video)
80% of all pain pills prescribed in U.S.
(Upstate Medical website)

Prof Lorimer Moseley on chronic pain
(video)

Marijuana (Cannabinoids)

Reefer Madness - 1937 propaganda film (YouTube)
Drugs, Inc. - Marijuana (National Geographic) (video 45min)
Hooked: Marijuana (History Channel)
(video 45min)

Voters Ease Marijuana Laws in 2 States, but Legal Questions Remain (New York Times, Nov 7 2012)
NORML (National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws) website

What is medical marijuana?
(Wikipedia)

"Dr. Kush: How medical marijuana is transforming the pot industry" (New Yorker magazine)

Legal Medical Marijuana States
(ProCon.org)

"Weed Maps": Medical marijuana dispensary information


Hallucinogens (Psychedlics)

Shamans of the Amazon - feat. Terence McKenna
(video 1hr)

Interview with Terence McKenna
(video 10min)

Top 10 List of LSD users
(video 6min)
So, You Want to be A Psychedelic Researcher?
(academic paper)

Mystical experiences occasioned by the
hallucinogen psilocybin lead to increases in
the personality domain of openness

(academic paper - psychology)

Drugs, Inc. - Ayahuasca (National Geographic)
(video 13min)

Bill Maher's rant about LSD/Psilocybin
(video 5min)

Interview with Roland Griffiths, Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, on psilocybin research
(pdf)

Interview with Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Cancer Project Participant
(video 10min)