Something Dangerous: Emergent and Changing Illicit Drug Use and Community Health / Edition 1

Something Dangerous: Emergent and Changing Illicit Drug Use and Community Health / Edition 1

by Merrill Singer
     
 

"This research-based, theory-driven ethnographic account of the changing underground world of drug use and associated health effects covers the essential ground in a succinct, authoritative fashion. After a thorough outline of the nature and history of drug use dynamics, the author assesses the role of youth in new drug use practices, the impact of illicit drug… See more details below

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"This research-based, theory-driven ethnographic account of the changing underground world of drug use and associated health effects covers the essential ground in a succinct, authoritative fashion. After a thorough outline of the nature and history of drug use dynamics, the author assesses the role of youth in new drug use practices, the impact of illicit drug distribution and the war on drugs, and the public health risks of trends in drug use behavior. Additionally, it considers mechanisms for effective public health response to emergent health risks associated with changing drug use patterns." Because Singer carefully explains all technical terms, uses clarifying examples, and avoids jargon, readers will walk away from this volume with a deeper grasp of this social problem, with appreciation for how change figures into drug use practices; and with knowledge of key social, cultural, political-economic, criminal justice, and health factors. Ideal as a text in the undergraduate classroom, its targeted focus and careful exploration of new concepts and theories also make it appealing for use at more advanced levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577663768
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Assessing emergent and changing drug use practices9
2The colonial era to drug criminalization35
3The era of drug criminalization to the 1960s55
4The '60s drug transition to the time of AIDS73
5The role of youth in new drug use practices99
6Club drugs and beyond123
7Dealers on the street : the impact of drug marketing149
8The war on drugs167
9Health consequences of changing drug use patterns187
10Emergent drug-related risk and public health responses219

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