The Globalization of AddictionA Study in Poverty of the Spirit

The Globalization of AddictionA Study in Poverty of the Spirit

Bruce K. Alexander

Print publication date: Mar 2010

ISBN: 9780199588718

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource shows that the social circumstances that spread addiction in a conquered tribe or a falling civilisation are also built into today's globalizing free-market society, and argues that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one.