I love you ... and heroin: care and collusion among drug-using couples

@article{Simmons2006ILY,
  title={I love you ... and heroin: care and collusion among drug-using couples},
  author={Janie Simmons and Merrill C Singer},
  journal={Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BACKGROUND Romantic partnerships between drug-using couples, when they are recognized at all, tend to be viewed as dysfunctional, unstable, utilitarian, and often violent. This study presents a more nuanced portrayal by describing the interpersonal dynamics of 10 heroin and cocaine-using couples from Hartford, Connecticut. RESULTS These couples cared for each other similarly to the ways that non-drug-using couples care for their intimate partners. However, most also cared by helping each… CONTINUE READING
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