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Title Getting wrecked : women, incarceration, and the American opioid crisis / Kimberly Sue.
Author Sue, Kimberly, author.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Description 1 online resource (xv, 241 pages).
Call # eBOOK
Series California Series in Public Anthropology
California series in public anthropology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : "It's just part of the game" -- The beauty shop and the segregation unit -- Heroin is my counselor -- Discipline, punish and treat trauma -- Where medicine is contraband -- Recovery is my job now -- Life and death after jail -- Conclusion : breaking "wicked bad habits."
Summary "Getting Wrecked provides a rich ethnographic account of women battling addiction as they cycle through jail, prison, and community treatment programs in Massachusetts. Since incarceration has become a predominant American social policy for managing the problem of drug use, including the opioid epidemic, this book examines how prisons and jails have attempted concurrent programs of punishment and treatment to deal with inmates struggling with a diagnosis of substance use disorder. An addiction physician and a medical anthropologist, Kimberly Sue powerfully illustrates the impacts of incarceration on women's lives as they seek well-being and better health while confronting lives marked by structural violence, gender inequity, and ongoing trauma"--Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 23, 2019).
Subject Women prisoners -- Social aspects -- Massachusetts.
Opioid abuse -- Treatment -- Massachusetts.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Opioid abuse -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst01430931
Massachusetts. (OCoLC)fst01204307
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Sue, Kimberly. Getting wrecked. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520293205 (DLC) 2019009256
ISBN 0520966406 (electronic book)
9780520966406 (electronic book)

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