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By Professor J. Bryan Page, Professor Merrill Singer

Comprehending Drug Use, the 1st full-length serious evaluation of using ethnographic tools in drug study, synthesizes multiple hundred years of research at the human stumble upon with psychotropic medicinal drugs. J. Bryan web page and Merrill Singer create a finished exam of the complete box of drug ethnography-methodology that contains entry to the hidden global of drug clients, the social areas they common, and the bigger structural forces that support build their worlds. They discover the $64000 intersections of drug ethnography with globalization, criminalization, public future health (including the HIV/AIDS epidemic, hepatitis, and different diseases), and gender, and likewise supply a realistic advisor of the equipment and profession paths of ethnographers. (20091120)

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The three men who were already in the room have decided to make speedball, because they have both “boy” (heroin) and “girl” (cocaine). Using separate twist-off bottle caps with the plastic liners removed, two of them mix drugs with water drawn from the baby food jar, the heroin cap being brought to a boil with a lit half-book of matches. The drugs are then drawn into separate syringes. One of the speedball-sharing group removes the needle from his syringe and allows the contents of the other syringe to be squirted into his syringe from the other one.

Bourgois later applied his searingly intense approach to field observation in studies of homeless IDUs in California, winning NIH funding to learn about the risks incurred by this highly vulnerable population (Bourgois and Schonberg 2009). For a time, his Web page featured a photograph of him peering out of a sleeping bag positioned in a San Francisco encampment of homeless people. In some of the most finely textured reporting on syringe procurement, investigators in Puerto Rico pointed out how IDUs adapted to the policies of syringe exchange programs, pharmacies, and street dealers to maintain access to the implements of injection (Finlinson et al.

In his book Opium Addiction in Chicago (1937), Dai reported findings from his fieldwork and life-history interviews with two populations: individuals with an iatrogenic addiction to morphine as a result of medical treatment, and those who acquired their addiction on the street through their involvement with other drug users. This division is important because of the prevailing view of addiction during the period that Dai conducted his research. In the late nineteenth century, in the aftermath of the Civil War and the widespread use of morphine during battlefield surgeries, the drug addict was viewed as a helpless victim, an unfortunate sick person in need of medical attention.

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