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“Subculture” has been an important conceptual and methodological tool in the ethnographic study of drug use and drug-related harm, particularly heavy drug use among marginalized populations. When researching those whose drug use is less all-consuming, however, this concept does not serve us so...
Drug use in the context of dance clubs and “raves” has established a permanent position in Western youth cultures during the past two decades. Although the phenomenon is global, the prevalence and local cultural forms vary significantly among countries. In this article we analyze how the Finnish...
As part of a project about Swedish youths' expectations and experiences concerning behavior while intoxicated, eight focus-group interviews were conducted (mean age: 19 years; total number of participants: 47). The article focuses on young people's attitudes and beliefs about alcohol and...
In this article we discuss what interest, and whose interest, there is in working with alcohol and drug prevention in workplaces. As the Swedish alcohol policy has weakened, alternative ways for primary prevention are sought. Public reports have pointed out the workplace as one arena for...
As several former East Bloc countries now become EU members, we will be witnessing the merger between quite diverse social, economic, and political cultures—including the encounter between divergent drinking patterns and alcohol policies. In 2000, a survey was carried out in six EU countries as...
This paper presents the findings of baseline assessments on psychoactive substance use that were conducted in selected sites in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia between December 2000 and September 2001. The assessments focused on the status of substance use and prevention resources. They showed...
This study explored the factors associated with reduction from heavy drinking among three groups: current abstinent, moderate, and reduced drinkers. A random-digit-dialing telephone survey was conducted of 3,006 respondents in Ontario, Canada. Of these, 470 respondents (46% female) met criteria...
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