Contextual Perspectives on Heroin Addiction and Recovery: Classic and Contemporary Theories

@inproceedings{Callahan2018ContextualPO,
  title={Contextual Perspectives on Heroin Addiction and Recovery: Classic and Contemporary Theories},
  author={Sarah Callahan},
  year={2018}
}
Drug use and recovery have received considerable attention from social scientists over the past few decades. However, many studies involving heroin use continue to focus on person-centered risk factors surrounding use and, to a lesser extent, recovery processes. There is a need to further develop and use theories that focus on contextual approaches that include opportunity structures and behavioral economic factors. In this article, two classic criminological theories (Differential Opportunity… 
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