An attempt to go beyond current explanations of Aboriginal drug abuse, which stereotype these people as "victims," this examination focuses on understanding the users' subjective decisions to engage in this behavior. Providing an overview of the use of drugs among Aboriginal people and surveying the extant international literature, this book provides detailed descriptions of the interaction between the setting and the users, examines the substance itself, and canvasses a range of possible intervention programs.
|Publisher:||Aboriginal Studies Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Maggie Brady is an experienced social anthropologist and has undertaken long-term fieldwork on health and land issues in the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.