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Addiction and Society

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 19088 words.

Chapter 9 explores the complex interrelationship of addiction and dislocated societies using five different addicted people in three different societies as examples.

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Addiction is a Way of Adapting to Dislocation: Historical Evidence

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 11916 words.

Chapter 6 discusses addiction as a way of adaption to dislocation, and provides historical evidence from Canadian aboriginal peoples, and China.

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Addiction is a Way of Adapting to Dislocation: Quantitative Research, Clinical Reports, and ‘Spam’

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 9887 words.

Chapter 7 discusses the use of quantitative research, clinical reports and other internet-based mechanisms to explain addiction as a way of adapting to dislocation.

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Addiction is a Way of Adapting to Dislocation: The Myth of the Demon Drugs

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 17035 words.

Chapter 8 discusses the myth of demon drugs, how this myth has been exposed, and the cycle of the myth.

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Addiction<sub>1</sub>, Addiction<sub>2</sub>, Addiction<sub>3</sub>, Addiction<sub>4</sub> …

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 15149 words.

Chapter 2 discusses the definitions of addiction and how they vary from each other, as well as how confused definitions of addiction have, in some case, contributed to large-scale suffering...

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Can drug classification and drug policy ever be evidence-based?

Martin Plant, Roy Robertson, Moira Plant and Patrick Miller.

in Drug Nation

November 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 6944 words.

The popular and political debate about illicit drugs has been accused of being at least in part a ‘moral panic’. This, as noted above, is an expression originally used by the social...

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The consequences of drug use: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Martin Plant, Roy Robertson, Moira Plant and Patrick Miller.

in Drug Nation

November 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 6279 words.

This chapter reviews recent evidence on the extent and patterns of both the positive effects (such as enjoyment and allied social and psychological benefits) and the negative effects of...

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The Dislocation Theory of Addiction

Bruce K. Alexander.

in The Globalization of Addiction

March 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 14814 words.

Chapter 3 formalizes the insights that have emerged from historical research in the form of a compact ‘dislocation theory of addiction’.

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Does drug education make any difference?

Martin Plant, Roy Robertson, Moira Plant and Patrick Miller.

in Drug Nation

November 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 2312 words.

The good intentions of governments and educational authorities cannot be denied. Neither can the importance of doing something in an attempt to mitigate the serious consequences of young...

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Drug Nation

Martin Plant, Roy Robertson, Moira Plant and Patrick Miller.

November 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Pharmacology; Addiction Medicine. 256 pages.

Drug Nation provides an accessible and lucid introduction to some of the main health and social issues related to illicit drugs and their use, and reviews a range of popular drugs—including...

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