Geography and Drug Addiction

Editors: Thomas, Yonette F., Richardson, Douglas, Cheung, Ivan (Eds.)

  • The only book focused on the intersection of geography and drug abuse research
  • Multidisciplinary chapters combining the methodologies of both social and physical sciences
  • These unique mixed-methodological approaches move beyond more traditional research in the field of drug abuse and provide fresh perspectives
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The research in this book on the geographical context of drug addiction contributes to better understanding the etiology of addiction, its diffusion, its interaction with geographically variable environmental, social, and economic factors, and the strategies for its treatment and prevention. This book explores links between geography and drug abuse and identifies research ideas, connections, and research pathways which point to some promising avenues for future work in this area.

The topics explored in Geography and Drug Addiction include:

  • Spatial patterns of drug use and addiction
  • Linking spatial models with drug abuse research
  • Interaction of social and environmental factors with biochemical processes of addiction
  • Locational analyses of drug addiction treatment and service delivery facilities
  • Neighborhood scale studies of geographic factors (including the built environment) and their interaction with drug addiction, treatment, or prevention
  • Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to better understanding and respond to drug addiction
  • Spatial diffusion modeling of addictive drug usage and its changing characteristics, including also predictive modeling
  • Social epidemiology and GIS

This book will serve as an excellent resource to geographers and drug abuse researchers, including sociologists, epidemiologists, social scientists in general and public health researchers, both in policy and academia.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Placing Substance Abuse

    McLafferty, Sara

    Pages 1-16

  • Integrating Geography and Social Epidemiology in Drug Abuse Research

    Thomas, Yonette (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • Integrating GIS into the Study of Contextual Factors Affecting Injection Drug Use Along the Mexico/US Border

    Brouwer, Kimberly C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • The Spatial Context of Adolescent Alcohol Use*

    Snedker, Karen A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-63

  • Migration Patterns and Substance Use among Young Homeless Travelers

    Lankenau, Stephen E. (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geography and Drug Addiction
Editors
  • Yonette F. Thomas
  • Douglas Richardson
  • Ivan Cheung
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8509-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8509-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8508-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
300
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