Demystifying Drugs: A Psychosocial Perspective by Ted GoldbergDemystifying Drugs: A Psychosocial Perspective by Ted Goldberg

Demystifying Drugs: A Psychosocial Perspective

byTed GoldbergEditorJo Campling

Paperback | July 12, 1999

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Based on extensive participant observation research, a life-history model is presented to explain why very few of those who come into contact with narcotics become problematic consumers; that is make drugs one of the most central elements in their lives. The model covers four stages in the deviant career; two preceding and two subsequent to the individual's narcotics debut. Prohibition and harm reduction as models for intervention are presented, and the implications for drug policy of the life-history model are discussed.
TED GOLDBERG was awarded an undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology from Uppsala University in 1967. In 1973 he received his Ph.D. in sociology from the same school. From 1970-75 he was Assistant Professor at the Sociology Institution of Uppsala University, and then held the same position for three years at Örebro School of ...
Title:Demystifying Drugs: A Psychosocial PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:291 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:July 12, 1999Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333722469

ISBN - 13:9780333722466


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Figures PART 1: ON DRUGS AND DRUG CONSUMERS Introduction Assumptions and Concepts The Social Components of Drug Influenced Behaviour Why Do People Take Drugs? The Psychosocial Background of Problematic Consumers PART 2: DEVIANT CAREERS The Deviant Career: A Model Parental Labelling Societal Labelling Secondary Deviance The Deviance Spiral PART 3: NARCOTICS POLICY Can We Cut the Supply? Prohibition: Swedish Narcotics Policy Harm Reduction: Dutch Narcotics Policy Demand Reduction Conclusion Bibliography Name Index Subject Index