Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter

A Conceptual Framework for Operationalizing the Relationship between Violence and Drug Market Stability
The existence of a relationship between violence and drug market operation and activity has been well established in the research literature. In recent years increasing attention has been given particularly to a hypothetical relationship between violence...
Addictions and Native Americans
Addictions and Native Americans, by Laurence Armand French (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000), 192 pp., $59.95 (cloth only). Substance abuse is among the most serious public health problems facing Native Americans. "Compared with the general population, rates...
Alcohol Policy: Gaps between Legislative Action and Current Research
This paper compares alcohol policies under debate in U.S. state legislatures with policies that have been the focus of research attention. We reviewed the research literature to identify empirical studies of each policy and types of outcome variables...
Arrest, Court and Social Impacts of Conviction for a Minor Cannabis Offense under Strict Prohibition
As part of an evaluation of the social impacts of the South Australian cannabis expiation notice (CEN) system, 68 West Australians who received their first criminal conviction for a minor cannabis offense participated in a quantitative and qualitative...
Beyond Ischemic Heart Disease: Are There Other Health Benefits from Drinking Alcohol?
Evidence is growing that alcohol consumption confers health benefits beyond protection from ischemic heart disease. We review this evidence with regard to cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, diabetes, cholelithiasis (gallstones), cognitive...
Drug-Crime Relations among Drug-Consuming Juvenile Delinquents: A Tripartite Model and More
From a phenomenological perceptual stance, we aim, in this article at revealing youths' own personal perceptions regarding the drug-crime nexus in their trajectories. Within a qualitative research approach, autobiographical accounts were used with 38...
Life Stories of Moderation Management Mutual Help Group Members
This study analyzed life story themes of 30 Moderation Management (MM) members. MM is the only mutual-help organization in the U.S. that supports problem drinkers who wish to moderate their alcohol consumption. Qualitative interview data indicated that...
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