How do we understand drug use? How are drugs related to our social worlds? How should drug use be understood, approached and dealt with? Insightful and illuminating, this book successfully discusses drugs in social contexts. In an elegant manner, the authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. Powerful and engaging, this book discusses main questions within the field of psychoactive drugs research, such as: Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their individual involvement in drug use? This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as students and drug service practitioners in social work, social policy and nursing.

Dance Drugs/Club Drugs

Dance drugs/club drugs

Dance drugs or club drugs are associated with attendance at dance clubs or events playing electronic dance music. Surveys suggest that ecstasy is a favourite dance drug although reduced purity and availability, regional differences and changing fashions have led to other illegal drugs such as cocaine and ketamine becoming more popular club drugs in recent years.

There is no simple answer to the question of which drugs are dance drugs or club drugs. A wide range of drugs have been taken by people throughout history to enhance music and dancing, with music and dancing also being used to enhance the effects of psychoactive drugs. The consumption of drugs alongside dancing has been associated with specific subcultural groups and music scenes, ...

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