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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

  • The Ice Ageby Luke Williams

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2016; US$ 20.99

    A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world ? told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist and former drug addict researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing... more...

  • Gender and Well-Being in Europeby Lina Gálvez; Bernard Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book is the first of four books based on a series of symposia funded by COST, which is an intergovernmental framework for the promotion of European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research. It draws on both historical and contemporary European case-studies to offer a sophisticated account of the relationship between gender... more...

  • Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Healthby Hannah Bradby; Gillian Lewando Hundt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence... more...

  • HIV in World Culturesby Gustavo Subero

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book analyses the way that HIV/AIDS is often narrativised and represented in contemporary world cultures, as well as the different strategies of remembrance deployed by different (sub)cultural groups affected by the illness. Through a close study of a variety of cultural texts; including cinema, literature, theatre, art and photography amongst... more...

  • Habitus and Drug Using Environmentsby Stephen Parkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Informed by the thought of Pierre Bourdieu and framed by the philosophy of harm reduction, Habitus and Drug Using Environments provides a sociological analysis of public environments affected by injecting drug use. Drawing on ethnographic research across several locations, this book offers a qualitative and phenomenological account of the social organisation... more...

  • Medical Proofs, Social Experimentsby Tiago Moreira; Catherine Will

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Clinical trials have become key technologies for decision making in the contemporary world. Their results shape medical practice and determine priorities across health care systems, but the work that goes into producing credible data is often hidden. Medical Proofs, Social Experiments draws upon detailed case studies to argue that to understand their... more...

  • Gendered Drugs and Medicineby Teresa Ortiz-Gómez; María Jesús Santesmases

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Drugs are considered to be healers and harmers, wonder substances and knowledge makers; objects that impact on social hierarchies, health practices and public policies. As a collective endeavour, this book focuses on the ways that gender, along with race/ethnicity and class, influence the design, standardisation and circulation of drugs throughout... more...

  • The Power of the Media in Health Communicationby Valentina Marinescu; Bianca Mitu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Health is a contested concept that has been defined in numerous ways. The media is extremely powerful in promoting health beliefs and in creating role models for contemporary people. The ways in which health is defined or understood can have wide-ranging implications and can have an impact on issues such as health promotion or health literacy. Health... more...

  • Not As Prescribedby Harry Haroutunian

    Hazelden Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement? or Mom still has pain and needs her pills.? Maybe... more...

  • Food Allergyby Scott H. Sicherer

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 132.95

    Food allergy has increased over the past two decades, with a larger number of patients presenting a myriad of related symptoms and illnesses to physicians and allied health professionals. The growing number of patients poses a challenge to health care providers and confirms the need for developing best clinical practice guidelines. Based on the Expert... more...