Booze is a drug, for my intents and purposes.
I’m not going to get into this topic of alcohol versus drugs as far as classification. At least not yet.
I just wanted to do a little self promotion. My book, Try to Control Yourself: The Regulation of Drinking in Post-Prohibition Ontario, 1927-1944 has just been released.
The best place to order it is directly from UBC Press. It will eventually also be available on Google books, but not on Apple’s iBooks or Amazon’s Kindle because they demanded deep discounts in the price, and the press can’t afford that. Academic publishing is not a for-profit endeavour–it is highly subsidized–so for private companies to expect deep discounts is a little offensive. Google, meanwhile, did not make any such demands.
You can also order it through several online sources, such as Chapters/Indigo.
Here is a link to the ordering website.
Note, a less expensive soft cover version will be coming out near the end of this year.