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The growing importance of local communities as sites for preventive alcohol-related initiatives has generated interest in the role of research associated with community action. To date, however, this has not led to a theoretically informed account because of a failure to account reflexively for...
This article examines mental health and substance abuse treatment providers' attitudes and beliefs regarding the relative values of academic knowledge and experiential knowledge. These two forms of “knowing” increasingly come into conflict as providers from the two service systems work together...
Interest in improving low-income, drug-using women's access to and utilization of care services tends to focus on remedies to personal, structural and gendered barriers to care. In contrast, this exploratory, qualitative study of women's perspectives illustrates how institutional rules, both...
Alcoholics Anonymous has greatly informed the individual, social, and political landscape of the contemporary self-help or mutual-aid movement. There has emerged, in turn, a vast, though largely uncritical, body of research examining AA and its 12-step recovery model. A close look inside a...
The 40-year follow-up of a subset of men (N=41) from the Lundby Community Cohort indicated that the development of alcohol use disorders was related to different problem areas, including work situations. The present study examines the life stories of the 23 subjects who had been interviewed 3...
The association between average volume of drinking and coronary heart disease (CHD) morbidity and mortality in African Americans compared with whites was explored, based on a representative US sample. A prospective cohort study with interview follow-up after 10 years and outcome follow-up over...
Utilizing an ethnically diverse snowball sample of 31 current or former marijuana smokers, this paper uses recent data to update and expand Howard S. Becker's (J953) theory of using marijuana for pleasure. Although the main tenets of Becker's social-process-based theory of marijuana use have...
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