Susan C. Boyd

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Heroin

An Illustrated History

Heroin is an illustrated history of Canadian heroin regulation over two centuries. Susan Boyd points to our failure to address the overdose death epidemic caused by criminalizing drug users and … 251 View
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Heroin, Addiction and Harm Reduction

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In this chapter, Boyd introduces the origins and brief history of the drug heroin. Drug prohibition, criminalization, harm reduction, addiction, and the war on drugs are also discussed. 26 $2.60 Add
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Drugs, Colonialism and Criminalization: Pre-1900s

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This chapter discusses the medicinal history of opium pre 1900s, as well as the opium trade in the context of colonialism. Morphine, the banning of opiates, and the Indian act are also discussed. 26 $2.60 Add
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The Racialized Other and the Opium Act: The Early 1900s

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This chapter examines socially constructed definitions of "good" vs "bad" drugs and narcotic prohibition in Canada. The unequal enforcement of drug laws and how this impacts … 18 $1.80 Add
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Heroin Criminalization: The 1920s and 30s

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This chapter discusses the criminalization of heroin in the 1920s and 1930s. Emily Murphy’s role in creating a racialized and sexualized construction of drug use is examined, as well as the … 15 $1.50 Add
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Curing the Heroin User with Jail: The 1940s and 50s

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This chapter discusses drug law enforcement in the 1940s and 1950s, examining statistics on narcotic use and convictions before World War 2 and the years following. The depiction of addicts in … 19 $1.90 Add
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Jail for Heroin Users Ramps Up: The 1950s

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This chapter explores the increase in convictions under the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act in the 1950s and discusses the Oakalla Prison Farm and the Mimico Reformatory in Ontario, where some … 14 $1.40 Add
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Legal Heroin: The 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

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This chapter examines the division between legal and illegal heroin during 1950s-1970s. The role of law enforcement and the pharmaceutical industry are explored, as well as the Narcotic Control … 23 $2.30 Add
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Harm Reduction Comes to Canada: The 1980s and 1990s

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This chapter examines the introduction of harm reduction practices to Canada during the 1980s and 1990s. Grassroots harm reduction programs such as safe injection sites and legal programs such as … 20 $2.00 Add
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Struggling for Heroin-assisted Treatment: The 2000s

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This chapter discusses Canada’s first federally sanctioned supervised injection site that opened in Vancouver in 2003. The efficacy of heroin assisted treatment programs in other countries … 17 $1.70 Add
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A Poisoned Heroin Supply: The 2010s and 2020s

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This chapter examines the opioid crisis, the poisoned illegal drug supply, and the increase in illegal drug overdose deaths in Canada during the 2010s and 2020s. 26 $2.60 Add
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Our Drug Policy Is Killing People: Decriminalizing and Legalizing Heroin Use

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This chapter explores the process to decriminalize and legalize Heroin. The social movements for drug policy and drug law reform are discussed. 9 $0.90 Add
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Drugs Representations of Women in the Drug Trade

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