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O'Gorman, Aileen (2000) Understanding the social exclusion-problem drug use nexus. In: EMCDDA Scientific Monograph Series No. 4. Understanding and responding to drug use: the role of qualitative research. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction , pp. 137-142.

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A social exclusion approach is the most appropriate framework for examining the nature of the link between drug use and deprivation. This study focuses on the process of exclusion that forms the background to drug use rather than the individual user's behaviour. The research methodology employed a variety of data collection techniques to deal with the complexities of the phenomena involved. These included interviews, enthographic studies, and analyis of existing indicators, and a review of related social policy. Multiple data sources were used and this helped to locate individual experiences within social processes and structural forces. The social exclusion approach to the study of drug use allows the researcher to make the environmental context of drug use apparent.

Item Type:Book Section
Call No:MK10, AA2
Pages:6 p.
Page Range:pp. 137-142
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
Keywords:social condition, social equality and inequality, social indicators, qualitative research method, research, inclusion and exclusion, Ireland
Notes:includes bibliographic references
Accession Number:HRB 69 (Available)
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Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
VA Geographic area > Europe
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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