Drug abuse and culture
1. Reading: In Cocktails and Dreams: Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Abuse read:
Pay special attention to the hidden populations, (p. 25) those thousands of drug users, their families and communities in dealing with HIV/AIDS because of intravenous drug use today and what research can show us. Examine the multiple roles for qualitative research to help us understand and respond to drug use and abuse.
Respond to the following discussion topic on research from an ethnological perspective.
Why is the qualitative method the preferred method to examine drug use /abuse/drug cultures?
Is this a better approach to study victimless crimes (crimes that do not hurt others directly)?
How can research help us develop an effective intervention and policy response to drug abuse?
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