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Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use presuppose what kind of people those who use drugs really are. Jennifer J. Carroll's ethnography is a story about public health and international efforts to Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use presuppose what kind of people those who use drugs really are. Jennifer J. Carroll's ethnography is a story about public health and international efforts to quell the spread of HIV. Carroll focuses on Ukraine where the prevalence of HIV among people who use drugs is higher than in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and unpacks the arguments and myths surrounding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Ukraine. What she presents in Narkomania forces us to question drug policy, its uses, and its effects on "normal" citizens. Carroll uses her findings to explore what people who use drugs can teach us about the contemporary societies emerging in post-Soviet space. With examples of how MAT has been politicized, how drug use has been tied to ideas of "good" citizenship, and how vigilantism towards people who use drugs has occurred, Narkomania details the cultural and historical backstory of the situation in Ukraine. Carroll reveals how global efforts supporting MAT in Ukraine allow the ideas surrounding MAT, drug use, and HIV to resonate more broadly into international politics and echo into the heart of the Ukrainian public.


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Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use presuppose what kind of people those who use drugs really are. Jennifer J. Carroll's ethnography is a story about public health and international efforts to Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use presuppose what kind of people those who use drugs really are. Jennifer J. Carroll's ethnography is a story about public health and international efforts to quell the spread of HIV. Carroll focuses on Ukraine where the prevalence of HIV among people who use drugs is higher than in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and unpacks the arguments and myths surrounding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Ukraine. What she presents in Narkomania forces us to question drug policy, its uses, and its effects on "normal" citizens. Carroll uses her findings to explore what people who use drugs can teach us about the contemporary societies emerging in post-Soviet space. With examples of how MAT has been politicized, how drug use has been tied to ideas of "good" citizenship, and how vigilantism towards people who use drugs has occurred, Narkomania details the cultural and historical backstory of the situation in Ukraine. Carroll reveals how global efforts supporting MAT in Ukraine allow the ideas surrounding MAT, drug use, and HIV to resonate more broadly into international politics and echo into the heart of the Ukrainian public.

32 review for Narkomania: Drugs, Hiv, and Citizenship in Ukraine

  1. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Excellent ethnography for anyone interested in Ukraine or in public health. Accessibly written and contextualized in current events, so I'd recommend for teaching across the social sciences. Excellent ethnography for anyone interested in Ukraine or in public health. Accessibly written and contextualized in current events, so I'd recommend for teaching across the social sciences.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Vivian Tran

    Narkomania is a well-written ethnography that discusses the issues about the origins of drug use and abuse in Ukraine and how many aspects of drug abuse in Ukraine are deprived from its rich culture. The ethnography balances between educating readers about many programs, such as MAT, and providing personal stories of drug users in Ukraine. Carroll emphasizes heavily on the idea of harm reduction and how it can be beneficial to many societies that are fighting the war on drugs. An excellent read Narkomania is a well-written ethnography that discusses the issues about the origins of drug use and abuse in Ukraine and how many aspects of drug abuse in Ukraine are deprived from its rich culture. The ethnography balances between educating readers about many programs, such as MAT, and providing personal stories of drug users in Ukraine. Carroll emphasizes heavily on the idea of harm reduction and how it can be beneficial to many societies that are fighting the war on drugs. An excellent read overall and recommended to anyone interested in learning more about how things such as drug policy or the effects drugs have on society!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amisha Paul

    Narkomania is an excellent book that covers post-Soviet Ukraine and its issues with drug abuse, addiction and treatment. The book makes use of narrative storytelling and Carroll’s own experiences to poignantly convey the reality of drug abuse, all of which will make you rethink what addiction and treatment really mean. Overall, Carroll has constructed a great ethnography that sheds new light about drug abuse.

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