Contemporary Drug Problems


Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring

Voices from the Field: The Social Construction of Alcohol Problems in Inner-City Communities
The social construction of problems has been recognized as a critical issue in social movement theory. Within the field of alcohol studies, the social constructionist perspective has been used to analyze the history of the temperance and prohibition...
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Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter

Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS) of People Who Inject Drugs: Assessing RDS Assumptions and Requirements
Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is a relatively new form of sampling, especially suited for hard-to-reach populations, such as people who inject drugs (PWID) (Magnani, Sabin, Saidel, & Heckathorn, 2005). Although the use of RDS has grown rapidly...
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Vol. 35, No. 1, 2008

Psychoactive Substance Use among Young People: Core Findings of a Multi-Center Study in the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation
Against the background of reports of a rise in psychoactive substance use, particularly among adolescents, the United Nations International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated the Global Initiative (1999-2003)...
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Vol. 31, No. 3, 2004

The Harm-Reduction School of Thought: Three Fractions
Harm reduction is an international school of thought that aims to promote an assemblage of harm-related practices and goals to drug policies. As such, it is often treated as a policy community with a somewhat coherent approach to the drugs issue (Riley...
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