Women on Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women

Methamphetamine ice, speed, crystal, shard has been called epidemic in the United States Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use the drug and its effects on their families.In depth interviews with women in the suburban counties of one of the laMethamphetamine ice, speed, crystal, shard has been called epidemic in the United States Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use the drug and its effects on their families.In depth interviews with women in the suburban counties of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S chronicle the details of their initiation into methamphetamine, the turning points into problematic drug use, and for a few, their escape from lives veering out of control Their life course and drug careers are analyzed in relation to the intersecting influences of social roles, relationships, social political structures, and political trends Examining the effects of punitive drug policy, inadequate social services, and looming public health risks, including HIV AIDS and hepatitis C, the book gives voice to women silenced by shame.Boeri introduces new and developing concepts in the field of addiction studies and proposes policy changes to broadly implement initiatives that address the problems these women face She asserts that if we are concerned that the war on drugs is a war on drug users, this book will alert us that it is also a war on suburban families.
Women on Ice Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women Methamphetamine ice speed crystal shard has been called epidemic in the United States Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women Women on Ice is the first

  • Title: Women on Ice: Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women
  • Author: Miriam Boeri
  • ISBN: 9780813554617
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    1. Ol' Dirty Bastard_________________while i was sitting watching a detective program a woman walked past with a sling on and i thought to myself that I could wear a sling. then i realized that there were lots of things i could do. "how ya feelin? dirty and grimey?" i said i was ok and going to get something like a sling but not a sling, maybe only a bandaged wrist to start with. if I would have asked how they got in they would have just said "haven't you ever heard of a push-in burglary before?" " [...]

    2. As a rule, I don't rate non-fiction I've been assigned for class as the point isn't to evaluate it's literary merit or even to enjoy it, but this was actually a fascinating read, and a very accessible text. Would recommend to friends.

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