Articles

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Learning from Las Vegas: Gambling, Technology, Capitalism, and Addiction, UNLV Center for Gaming Research Occasional Paper Series (2014)

Gambling has always led to addictive behavior in some individuals. However, the number and types...

 

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The Opium Problem: A Review Essay, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (2013)

Opium is one of the most useful and complex drugs in medical history. Made from...

 

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A Short History of Drug Policy or Why We Make War on Some Drugs but not on Others, Political Science Ideas Reports SR014 Governing The Global Drug Wars (2012)

Overseas trade and European expansion in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries turned psychoactive drugs,...

 

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Una breve historia de políticas sobre drogas, o por qué declaramos la guerra a unas drogas y no a otras, la London School of Economics and Political Science Ideas Reports SR014 Regulando las Guerras Contra las Drogas (2012)

El comercio de ultramar y la expansión europea durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII...

 

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The NIDA Brain Disease Paradigm: History, Resistance and Spinoffs, BioSocieties (2010)

This article examines ‘the NIDA paradigm’, the theory that addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain...

 

Presentations

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Learning from Las Vegas: Addiction, Limbic Capitalism, and Pleasure Meccas, UNLV Gaming Podcasts (2013)

In this Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Courtwright (Presidential Professor, Department of History, University of North...