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Roberto Abadie

Sick: Addiction, Poverty and the Everyday Lives of Drug Users

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Chimney Rock Room-2nd floor south
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Anthropology, (402) 472-2411,
Based on fieldwork conducted in rural Puerto Rico among people who injected drugs (PWID) between 2015 and 2019, this ethnography examines how a particular socio-cultural environment promotes and sustains addiction, and illustrates the effects of continuous drug use on the lives of those afflicted.

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