Drugs for Dancing?
AbstractAddiction Research and Theory 2003, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 207â208 Book Review DRUGS FOR DANCING? Dancing on Drugs â risk, health and hedonism in the British club scene. Measham. F., Aldridge. J. and Parker. H.; Free Association Books, London, 2001, Â£16.95, paperback This is a carefully considered, thorough and well crafted report of well considered and carefully crafted research; so the amazon surfer with expectations of reading about the joys of the dance drug scene will be disappointed. The academic reader â who of course is above such expectations â will however, be more fully rewarded. The attention that has gone into the writing of the book, also requires such attention from the reader â so I cannot recommend this as an easy read. It may well inspire â and to a lesser extent perhaps enthuse â those wishing to undertake doctoral work into the âdance drug sceneâ. The ââstudy explores the serious end of the UKâs recreational drug-using populationââ focusing on ââthe minority who move beyond cannabis and include amphetamines poppers cocaine and especially ecstasy in their repertoires â the dance drug usersââ. Whilst not denying the existence of those who dance on drugs I do