An Examination of the Sociology of Drug Addiction

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sociology, drug addiction, society and culture, narcotics, drug enforcement, behavior


Medicine and Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology


"[...] Oh, God, dear God! Let not this pain

That I now suffer be in vain."

The young author of this verse is "hooked" to narcotics. He is not alone in his problem, for individuals in the bondage of drugs are found in every large city in the United States. To be a drug addict is to be filled with a craving for narcotics which is paramount to every other demand of one's existence. The drug engulfs the addict; he cannot live without it; the only way in which he can gain relief form his intense suffering is through a shot of the drug.

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Sociology and Anthropology

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