Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall

Alcohol-Related Laws and Avoidable Burden and Its Costs Due to Motor Vehicle Collisions in Canada
The purpose of this study was to estimate the avoidable alcohol-attributable burden and costs of health care, criminality, and the indirect costs of lost productivity due to disability or premature death attributable to motor vehicle collisions (MVCs)...
Book Review Essay: Intoxicating Culture
Culture on Drugs: Narco-Cultural Studies of High Modernity by Dave Boothroyd, (New York: Manchester University Press, 2007), 240 pp., $26.00.Drugs and Popular Culture: Drugs, Media and Identity in Contemporary Society by Paul Manning (Ed.), (Portland,...
Deep Entanglements: The Complexities of Disengaging from Injecting Drug Use for Young Mothers
Most studies of relapse and recovery among women drug users with children focus on improving their access to drug treatment. This article explores disengagement from a sociological perspective, as a process of personal and social identity transition....
Effect and Process Evaluation of a Norwegian Community Prevention Project Targeting Alcohol Use and Related Harm
Based on a combination of effect and process evaluation, we aimed to (a) assess whether a community prevention project succeeded in curbing alcohol use and related harm among adolescents and (b) explain the results of the effect evaluation. School surveys...
How Do Researchers Categorize Drugs, and How Do Drug Users Categorize Them?
This article considers the drug classifications and terms widely used in American survey research, and compares these to the classifications and terms used by drug users. We begin with a critical review of drug classification systems oriented to public...
Public Opinion and Local Government Alcohol Policy: A Study of Seven New Zealand Communities
In democratic political systems one would expect public opinion to be a primary determinant of social policy, yet there are numerous examples of discordance between prevailing opinions and government activity. We sought to assess the extent of agreement...