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Women on Ice : Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban Women

By: Boeri, Miriam.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Issues in Crime and Society: Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (254 p.).ISBN: 9780813554617.Subject(s): Drug addiction -- Treatment | Methamphetamine abuse | Women -- Drug use | Women drug addictsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women on Ice : Methamphetamine Use Among Suburban WomenDDC classification: 362.29/952082091733 | 362.299 | 362.29952082091733 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Frontispiece; Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Metamphetamine: The Perfect Drug for Suburban Women; Chapter 2. Ethnographic Research: Exploring Metamphetamine Use in the Suburbs; Chapter 3. The Gendered Drug Career: Initiation and Progression inMethamphetamine Use; Chapter 4. Gendered Lives: Combining Work and Family withDrug-Using Roles; Chapter 5. Gendered Risks: Health and Infectious Diseases; Chapter 6. Gendered Risks: Violence and Crime
Chapter 7. The Revolving Door: Treatment, Recovery, and RelapseChapter 8. Policy Implications; Appendix A. Methodological Process; Appendix B. The Drug Career Typology; References; Index; About the Author; Available titles in the Critical Issuesin Crime and Society series
Summary: Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use methamphetamine (ice, speed, crystal, shards) and the effects of its use 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.
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Title Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Frontispiece; Contents; Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Metamphetamine: The Perfect Drug for Suburban Women; Chapter 2. Ethnographic Research: Exploring Metamphetamine Use in the Suburbs; Chapter 3. The Gendered Drug Career: Initiation and Progression inMethamphetamine Use; Chapter 4. Gendered Lives: Combining Work and Family withDrug-Using Roles; Chapter 5. Gendered Risks: Health and Infectious Diseases; Chapter 6. Gendered Risks: Violence and Crime

Chapter 7. The Revolving Door: Treatment, Recovery, and RelapseChapter 8. Policy Implications; Appendix A. Methodological Process; Appendix B. The Drug Career Typology; References; Index; About the Author; Available titles in the Critical Issuesin Crime and Society series

Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use methamphetamine (ice, speed, crystal, shards) and the effects of its use 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.

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Methamphetamine, often referred to as ice, speed, crystal, and shard, is a very addictive and devastating drug currently affecting many communities across the US as well as worldwide. In this unique book, Boeri (sociology, Kennesaw State Univ.) studies hidden women living in and near suburbs, a group that to date has never been studied as a subgroup of drug users. The many gripping in-depth interviews are captivating and unforgettable, making the book difficult to put down. The book's second strength is how well it is written (devoid of jargon), including the quality of the author's ethnographic accounts. Boeri also adds to the reader's knowledge about the complexity of drug addiction and the devastation it causes, showing how this addiction intersects with social roles, relationships, and political trends. Finally, the author discusses "what communities and society can do to reduce the problematic use of drugs." A very highly recommended must read for anyone looking to hear the clear voices of women who are ensnared by methamphetamine addiction. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. P. J. Venturelli Valparaiso University

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MIRIAM BOERI is a professor of sociology. She is the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles and a contributor to Drugs and the American Dream .</p>

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