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Author Lowney, Jeremiah, 1939-

Title Stoned, drunk, or sober? : understanding alcohol and drug use through qualitative, quantitative, and longitudinal research / Jeremiah Lowney
Published Lanham : University Press of America, [2008]
Lanham : University Press of America, Inc., [2008]


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Description vi, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- Drunkenness, problem drinking, and alcoholism -- An ethnography of drug use in a juvenile residential treatment center -- Origins of the research and the Wall Gang -- Details of methodology : "how can we accept what you say?" -- Everyday life in the Golden Beach drug subculture : 1975-76 -- Complementary results of qualitative & quantitative data -- Longitudinal research through the years
Summary "In 1970, sociologist Jeremiah Lowney began researching a group of surfers called the "Wall Gang" in a small community of drug and alcohol users on Golden Beach in San Diego, California. Stoned, Drunk, or Sober? is the culmination of Lowney's thirty-eight years of intensive non-participant observation of seventy-two surfers. This book offers a rare look at various qualitative techniques employed to understand alcohol and drug use. Lowney utilizes basic quantitative statistical data to complement and verify the qualitative findings, thereby providing a deeper understanding than if only one or the other had been used. Because it spans so many years, Lowney's longitudinal research offers readers an opportunity to fully grasp the various factors that contribute to substance abuse, the various paths used to overcome the severe consequences of addiction, and the histories of those who did not use drugs, those who did, and those who are now "free and sober.""--Jacket
Analysis Drogenmissbrauch
Geschichte 1970-2005
San Diego Calif
Substance abuse treatment facilities
Substance abuse Social aspects
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Alcoholism -- California -- San Diego.
Drug abuse -- California -- San Diego.
Substance abuse treatment facilities.
Substance abuse -- Social aspects.
Surfers -- Alcohol use -- California -- San Diego.
Surfers -- Drug use -- California -- San Diego.
LC no. 2008925823
ISBN 0761841008 (paperback : alk. paper)
9780761841005 (paperback : alk. paper)