A Model of Self-regulation and Social Integration of Drug Subcultures

  • Anke Stallwitz


In Part III, analyses have been presented of the internal structures of heroin scenes in a German and a Dutch city and a Swedish town; the formations and transitions of British heroin markets; the trajectories of New York heroin scenes; the British, Scottish, and Shetland heroin trend; and the evolution of drug eras. The specific relevance of these analyses regarding the situation in the Shetland heroin scene has in each case been illustrated and the respective conclusions regarding the present study have been explicated. On this basis, inferences can be deduced which are universally applicable to drug cultures of both occasional and/or habitual users in rural and urban settings.


Drug User Social Integration Drug Policy Internal Balance Drug Scene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anke Stallwitz
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  1. 1.Evangelische Hochschule Freiburg (Protestant University of Applied Sciences Freiburg)FreiburgGermany

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