Drugs and alcohol have been looked upon in vastly different ways over time, and according to the cultural context in which they are being considered. Even the term 'illicit drugs' is a relatively modern one. Yet, current debates are most often ahistorical- they proceed from the assumption that drug and alcohol use, public policy and law do not have a past. This subject explores how drugs and alcohol have been considered at key moments in history.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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