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The Culture of Methamphetamine: Reframing Gay Men's Methamphetamine Use
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (2013)
  • Jemel Aguilar, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Soma Sen, San Jose State University
Abstract
Most often, methamphetamine researchers examine the biological and psychological outcomes of chronic methamphetamine use and problems leading toward relapse. Consequently, the current intervention models tend to sidestep the salience of socio-cultural environments that influence methamphetamine use. In line with the person-in-environment framework of social work, we submit that understanding these facets can illuminate the dynamic processes that initiate and support methamphetamine use and the subsequent risky sexual behaviors among gay and bisexual men. To that end, this article is a review and synthesis of existing literature on methamphetamine use in the men who have sex with men community. We also provide some recommendations for practitioners.
Keywords
  • Methamphetamine,
  • literature review,
  • gay men,
  • substance use,
  • culture
Publication Date
March 29, 2013
DOI
10.1080/10911359.2013.764204
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Jemel Aguilar and Soma Sen. "The Culture of Methamphetamine: Reframing Gay Men's Methamphetamine Use" Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment Vol. 23 Iss. 3 (2013) p. 370 - 382 ISSN: 1091-1359
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/soma_sen/22/