Khat deaths - or the social construction of a non-existent problem. A response to Corkery et al. ‘Bundle of fun’ or ‘bunch of problems’? Case series of khat-related deaths in the UK

Klein, A. (2011) Khat deaths - or the social construction of a non-existent problem. A response to Corkery et al. ‘Bundle of fun’ or ‘bunch of problems’? Case series of khat-related deaths in the UK. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy . ISSN 0968-7637 print/1465-3370. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Khat is a benign substance with an excellent medical safety record. The paper by Corkery et al. seeks to present it as a ‘killer drug’ but can only do so by redefining the term drug related deaths from one of causality to a loose association. In the process, scientific rigour is sacrificed and both the evidence on khat use as a cause of harm, and khat as a culturally integrated psychoactive substance, are grossly misrepresented

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Early online publication
Uncontrolled keywords: khat, drug use
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug use and miuse
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 12:11
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2013 11:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28034 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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