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A World of Opportunities
A World of Opportunities (February 1995)
Lifestyle and Economic Behavior of Heroin Addicts in Amsterdam
Martin Grapendaal - Author
Ed Leuw - Author
Hans Nelen - Author

This book examines the policies of the Dutch toward illicit drug use and the effect these policies have had on heroin addicts and drug-related crime.
In many countries, the debate on drug issues has turned into polarization between legalization and prohibition. This book provides a third strategy, a "compromise" between the two extreme positions.
The Netherlands, particularly its capital Amsterdam, is known for its relatively tolerant...(Read More)
Pursuit of Ecstasy
Pursuit of Ecstasy (March 1994)
The MDMA Experience
Jerome Beck - Author
Marsha Rosenbaum - Author

The authors have produced the first “on the ground” study (not just clinical or chemical) of MDMA (3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), or “ecstasy” as it is frequently designated. A psychoactive substance related to both the amphetamines and mescaline, MDMA has become popular in recent years as one of the new “designer” drugs. First used in therapeutic treatment, its recreational or street use has increased in recent y...(Read More)
Desire and Craving
Desire and Craving (October 1992)
A Cultural Theory of Alcoholism
Pertti Alasuutari - Author

"This work is an imaginative synthesis drawing on a number of disparate literatures and traditions of analysis. I think anyone who has worried about the disease concept of alcoholism will find much in it to chew over, and many novel insights. The book can be seen as the first book-length consideration of the cultural construction and culture-boundedness of alcoholism concepts, and thus is likely to be referenced for years to come.