Cocktails and Dreams: Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Use

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This contemporary collection of national and international research on drug subcultures situates drug using behavior within an individual's social context so that readers may break through longstanding stereotypes concerning people who consume legal and illegal drugs. The diverse group of contributors employ a qualitative-interpretive research approach to finding answers to why people engage in this common form of deviant and/or criminal behavior. Essays address qualitative research methods and illicit drug use research, pursuing other forms of communication, after the party is over, and the emerging issues of managing drug use and misuse. For those interested in an interpretive analysis of drug use.

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Cocktails & Dreams: Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Use offers students a collection of twenty-two qualitative research articles which dismantle many of the stereotypes associated with the consumption of legal and illegal drugs. By featuring articles from national and international scholars, students are able to make appreciable comparisons across different cultural and societal groups. Students will find many of the narratives contained in these assembled articles to be provocative, engaging, and, to some extent, controversial—an easy catalyst for professors wishing to truly reach their students.

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Wilson R. Palacios is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. His research interests are in qualitative research methods and analysis, urban drug subcultures, and the epidemiology of Latino/a drug use.

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