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Given the very limited toxicity of cannabis and its increasingly acknowledged therapeutic value, it will undoubtedly find increasing application as a medicine in the coming years. But there is uncertainty about the forms in which it will be made available. Governments are unlikely to approve it...
With the closure of the Shreveport Clinic in 1923, the United States entered a 40-year period during which legal opiate maintenance was limited to a small number of registered medical addicts, most of them cancer patients. Addicts were demonized, hounded by law enforcement personnel, and rarely...
This article examines gender issues that arose when California created and passed a law related to substance-exposed infants in 1990. The law intended to clarify whether prenatal alcohol and drug use was a reportable form of child abuse. The authors conducted 32 interviews with those who created...
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) established the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program—formerly the Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) Program—in 1987. Within the past two years the ADAM Program has changed considerably, and as a result its potential contributions to drug research have...
This article examines the values and identity forms that have been accompanied by the transition from welfare-state-oriented alcohol policy to a more liberal alcohol policy in Finland. The data consist of alcohol-problem discourses of focus groups (administrators, managers, journalists) from...
Commodity chain analysis provides a means of diagramming and analyzing changes in the global supply of alcohol in a developing-country context over time and beginning to theorize about the implications of those changes for health and development. A new ideal type of commodity chain, the...
This study focuses on the process of paradoxical autonomy and survival in the heroin careers of Mexican American women. We explore how gender roles among Mexican American female heroin users influence the emergence of a paradoxical autonomy. Five key subprocesses of this autonomy were identified...
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