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Drugged pleasures: Commentary.

Helen Keane

Int J Drug Policy 2017 11;49:168-170

Australian National University, School of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Culture Program, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. Electronic address:

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November 2017

Psychedelic pleasures: An affective understanding of the joys of tripping.

Int J Drug Policy 2017 11 13;49:133-143. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of Organization, Denmark. Electronic address:

Background: This paper considers the pleasures of psychedelic drugs and proposes a Deleuzian understanding of drugged pleasures as affects. In spite of a large body of work on psychedelics, not least on their therapeutic potentials, the literature is almost completely devoid of discussions of the recreational practices and pleasures of entheogenic drugs. Yet, most people do not use psychedelics because of their curative powers, but because they are fun and enjoyable ways to alter the experience of reality. Read More

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November 2017

Risky pleasures and drugged assemblages: Young people's consumption practices of AOD in Madrid.

Int J Drug Policy 2017 11 4;49:102-108. Epub 2017 Sep 4.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: Drawing on a research project that we carried out on the functionality of "excessive" consumption practices in the lifestyles of young people in Madrid, this article aims to understand how (dis)pleasurable states emerge during young people's consumption of alcohol and other drugs.

Methods: This article claims that these states derive from "drugged assemblages," that is, a set of (human and non-human) actants that intra-act to produce different effects. Although pleasure can be one of these effects, it is not always guaranteed: consumption practices are assemblages that fluctuate between pleasure and displeasure, and the former can be reached or not depending on the characteristics acquired by the assemblage. Read More

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November 2017

Pattern and reasons for substance use among long-distance commercial drivers in a Nigerian city.

Indian J Public Health 2015 Oct-Dec;59(4):259-63

Lecturer/Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Bingham University/Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria.

Objective: To determine the pattern and reasons for psychoactive substance use by long-distance commercial vehicle drivers in a Nigerian city.

Materials And Methods: All licensed long-distance commercial vehicle drivers who travel a distance of at least 500 km from the city metropolis were recruited. Each fourth consecutive driver who was to load his vehicle for the day was interviewed at the 10 long-distance motor parks. Read More

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November 2015
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