Drug Users in Society

  • JoanneĀ Neale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 221-263

About this book


This book provides a candid insight into the lives of individuals who are addicted to heroin and other opiates. The processes of obtaining and using drugs are explored within the wider context of personal biographies and daily routines. Key issues considered include childhood experiences, crime and violence, housing situations, family relationships, prison life, health matters and drug treatments. Drug users' statements are related to policy, service provision, previous research, and theoretical debates in the hope that this might increase understanding and improve future responses to drug problems.


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Authors and affiliations

  • JoanneĀ Neale
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  1. 1.Centre for Drug Misuse ResearchUniversity of GlasgowUK

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