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Editor’s NoteThis issue of Contemporary Drug Problems features the first article in a new series entitled ‘Contemporary Issues’. Articles commissioned for this series will be authored by emerging or established researchers and will address contemporary issues in theory and/or method, or those...
This article describes the rise of the 1960s youth drug culture in Norway. By establishing a timeline of events, I detail how Norwegian patterns of drug use changed during the course of the decade. Two countries in particular influenced the development of a recreational drug scene in Oslo,...
Mass media sources influence numerous aspects of society including public perceptions of social problems and public policy. Illegal drugs have been stigmatized in the U.S. media for decades using particular frames, devices, and rhetorical practices, which have contributed to the social...
Howard Becker’s analysis of marijuana use has had long-standing impacts upon our collective understanding of how individuals become drug users. This paper ultimately asks whether the framework described by Becker is unique to recreational marijuana use or, rather, a process that is not...
This study examined how a respondent’s addiction framework (i.e., whether they conceptualized addiction as a medical–social or a moral problem) was associated with their attitudes toward expanding treatment for drug offenders via funding for California’s Proposition 36. Using a 2012 California...
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