Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, 2001

Adolescent Drinking and Alcohol Policy
National surveys of adolescents consistently show that alcohol is the drug of choice among young people in most countries (e.g., CCSA/CAMH, 1999; Hibell et al., 1997; Johnston, O'Malley & Bachman, 2000). For example, 1999 figures from the United...
Illegal Leisure: The Normalization of Adolescent Recreational Drug Use / Understanding and Responding to Drug Use: The Role of Qualitative Research
Books: review/commentary Illegal Leisure: The Normalization of Adolescent Recreational Drug Use, by Howard Parker, Judith Aldridge, and Fiona Measham (London and New York: Routledge, Adolescence and Society Series, 1998), 177 pp., $25 (paper). Understanding...
Pouring Beer on Troubled Waters: Alcohol and Violence in the Papua New Guinea Highlands during the 1980s
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is far and away the largest country in the Pacific Islands, with a population of over 4 million at the millennial turn. Although they are linguistically and culturally diverse, PNG's people can nonetheless be grouped for many analytical...
Socially Obligatory Drinking: A Sociological Analysis of Norms Governing Minimum Drinking Levels
Daniel uncaps bottles of beer, more to his taste when there is real drinking to be done, and more filling besides; he needs no glass, swigging straight from the bottle, and then pushing it in David's direction. "Wrap your laughing gear around that, "...
The Inflammable Alcohol Issue: Alcohol Policy Argumentation in the Programs of Political Parties in Finland, Norway and Sweden from the 1960s to the 1990s
KEY WORDS: Alcohol policy, Nordic countries, political parties, argumentation, liberalization, market liberalism. Alcohol policy has been an exceptionally political issue in the Nordic countries ever since the temperance ideology came to Northern Europe...
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