Geography And Drug Addiction by Yonette F. ThomasGeography And Drug Addiction by Yonette F. Thomas

Geography And Drug Addiction

byYonette F. ThomasEditorDouglas Richardson, Ivan Cheung

Hardcover | October 7, 2008

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Making Connections: Geography and Drug Addiction Geography involves making connections - connections in our world among people and places, cultures, human activities, and natural processes. It involves understa- ing the relationships and 'connections' between seemingly disparate or unrelated ideas and between what is and what might be. Geography also involves connecting with people. When I rst encountered an extraordinarily vibrant, intelligent, and socially engaged scientist at a private d- ner several years ago, I was immediately captivated by the intensity of her passion to understand how and why people become addicted to drugs, and what could be done to treat or prevent drug addiction. Fortunately, she was willing to think beyond the bounds of her own discipline in her search for answers. Our conversation that evening, which began with her research on fundamental biochemical processes of drug addiction in the human body, evolved inevitably to an exploration of the ways in which research on the geographical context of drug addiction might contribute to the better understanding of etiology of addiction, its diffusion, its interaction with geographically variable environmental, social, and economic factors, and the strategies for its treatment and prevention. This fascinating woman, I soon learned, was Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse as well as the granddaughter of Leon Trotsky.
Title:Geography And Drug AddictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:October 7, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables.- List of Figures.- Acknowledgements.- Foreword.- Making Connections: Geography and Drug Addiction: Douglas Richardson.- PART I. INTEGRATING GEOGRAPHY IN DRUG ABUSE RESEACH: 1. Placing substance abuse: geographical perspectives on substance use and addiction: Sara McLafferty.- 2. Integrating geographic information system and social epidemiology in drug abuse research: Yonette Thomas, Douglas Richardson, and Ivan Cheung.- PART II. GEO-EPIDEMIOLOGY IN DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH: 3. Integrating GIS into the study of contextual factors affecting injection drug use along the Mexico/U.S. border: Kimberly Brouwer, et al.- 4. The spatial context of adolescent substance use: assessing the role of neighborhood alcohol availability and disadvantage: Karen Snedker, Jerald R. Herting, and Emily C. Walton.- 5. Migration patterns and substance use among young homeless travelers: Steve Lankenau, et al.- 6. Residential mobility and drug use among parolees in San Diego, California: implications for policy: Meagan Cahill and Nancy LaVigne.- 7. Social disorganization, alcohol and drug markets, and violence: a space-time model of community structure: Aniruddha Banerjee et al.- 8. Integrated assessment of addiction epidemiology in Hong Kong 1996 - 2005: Shui Shan Lee, Phoebe TT Pang.- 9. Residential segregation and the prevalence of injection drug use among black adult residents of U.S. metropolitan areas: Hannah Cooper et al.- 10. The relationship of ecological containment and heroin practices: Avelardo Valdez and Alice Cepeda.- 11. Comparing unintentional opiod poisoning mortality in metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, United States, 1999 - 2003: Nabarun Dasgupta, Michele Jonsson Funk, and John S Brownstein.- 12. Spatial patterns of clandestine methamphetamine labs in Colorado Springs, Colorado: Max Lu and Jessica Burnum.- 13. A therapeutic landscape? Contextualizing methamphetamine in North Dakota: Kevin Romig and Alex Feidler.- 14. Are spatialvariables important? The case of markets for multiple drugs in British Bengal: Siddharth Chandra and Aaron Swoboda.- PART III. GEOGRAPHY OF INJECTION DRUG USERS AND HIV: 15. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection rates and heroin trafficking: fearful symmetries: Chris Beyrer.- 16. Metropolitan area characteristics, injection drug use and HIV among injectors: Samuel Friedman et al.- 17. Factors influencing drug use and HIV risk in two Nicaraguan cities: Michele Shedlin et al.- 18. Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: risk environments in post-soviet Russia: Dominique Moran.- 19. Substance abuse and HIV in China: the impact of residence and residential mobility: Xiushi Yang.- PART IV. GEOGRAPHIC DIMENSIONS OF DRUG TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: 20. Placing the dynamics of syringe exchange programs in the United States: Barbara Tempalski.- 21. The effect of individual, program, and neighborhood variables on continuity of treatment among dually diagnosed individuals: Gerald Stahler et al.- 22. Exploring the reciprocal effects of substance abuse treatment provision and area substance abuse: Matthew Archibald.- 23. Using a GIS framework to assess hurricane recovery needs of substance abuse clients in Katrina- and Rita-affected areas: Traci Green and Cynthia Pope.- 24. Using GIS to identify drug markets and reduce drug-related violence: a data driven strategy to implement a focused deterrence model and understand the elements of drug markets: Eleazer Hunt et al.- V. EMERGING RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: 25. Modeling the spatial patterns of substance and drug abuse in the U.S.: Suchi Gopal, Matt Adams, and Mark Vanelli.- 26. Reconceptualizing Sociogeographical Context for the Study of Drug Use, Abuse and Addiction: Mei-Po Kwan et al.- 27. Spatial analytic approaches to explaining the trends and patterns in two decades of drug overdose deaths in New York City: Charlie DiMaggio et al