Using drugs: The meaning of opiate substances and their consumption from the consumer perspective

Pilar Albertín, Lupicinio Íñiguez

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Abstract

This article reports on the ethnographical study carried out among an opiate consumer community in Barcelona (Spain) and analyses the meanings that those consumers build and handle around the substances that they consume. Our approach emphasises the point of view of the consumers in their understanding of drugs and the type of relationships that they maintain between themselves and with their social environment. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-452
JournalAddiction Research and Theory
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Consumer understanding of drugs
  • Drug consumption
  • Ethnography
  • Social meanings of drugs

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