Books have been published from several annual conferences. Since 2004, the annual book has not simply reported conference proceedings. The ESSD Board chooses a theme and invites a selection of conference presenters and sometimes other ESSD members with relevant expertise to contribute a chapter to the book. Chapters are peer reviewed.

2019

Why? Explanations for drug use and drug dealing in social drug research
Kaló Z, Tieberghien J & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • Introduction: Why? Explanations for drug use and drug dealing in social drug research - Dirk J. Korf, Julie Tieberghien & Zsuzsa Kaló
  • Controlling drugs in Europe: the first collaboration attempts - Rafaela de Quadros Rigoni
  • NPS use motivations from the perspective of users and experts - Zsuzsa Kaló, Zsolt Demetrovics & Katalin Felvinczi
  • Emotional mapping: towards a geographical explanation of drug use - Luise Klaus & Mélina Germes
  • ‘I have no clue’ – a qualitative study on crack cocaine use in Frankfurt, Germany - Bernd Werse & Lukas Sarvari
  • On aging cannabis users: a welfare economics analysis - Marco Rossi
  • Exploring and (re)negotiating the question of (not) being: narrative identity constructions of people who use illegal drugs - Michelle Van Impe
  • Buyer motives for sourcing illegal drugs from ‘drop-off’ delivery dealers - Thomas Friis Søgaard
  • From ancient organic to the newest synth: building trust in drug user communities - Ximene Rêgo, Jakub Greń & Olga S. Cruz
  • Medicinal cannabis use: a fuzzy concept? - Frédérique Bawin
  • In search of the ideal drug - Alfred Springer
Book (ISBN 978-3-95853-537-4) or E-book (ISBN 978-3-95853-538-1) can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2018

Place, space and time in European drug use, markets and policy
Potter GR, Fountain J & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • Introduction: Drugs, place, space and time - Gary R. Potter
  • ‘I don’t do this to get rich’ Dynamics of private low-key and street drug dealing careers - Bernd Werse & Dirk Egger
  • The emergence and nature of violence in the Stockholm and Vancouver drug scenes - Anke Stallwitz
  • Social order of anonymous digital markets: Towards an economic sociology of cryptomarkets - Meropi Tzanetakis
  • Cannabis Social Clubs on YouTube: A qualitative content analysis - Mafalda Pardal & Julie Tieberghien
  • Targeted population surveys on drug use in recreational settings across Europe - Karenza Moore & João Matias
  • Nuts and bolts of timelines in qualitative drug research - Nienke Liebregts
  • The ‘psychedelic renaissance’ – Will there be a change in control attitudes? - Alfred Springer
Book (ISBN 978-3-95853-459-9) or E-book (ISBN 978-3-95853-460-5) can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2017

DEPP special issue - 2016 ESSD Conference: selected papers
O'Gorman A, Korf DJ & Werse B (Eds.)
Contents
  • The European Society for Social Drug Research: a reflection on research trends over time - Dirk J. Korf, Aileen O’Gorman & Bernd Werse
  • “Don’t make too much fuss about it.” Negotiating adult cannabis use - Silje Louise Dahl & Jakob Demant
  • Consequences of criminalisation: the Dutch khat market before and after the ban - Ton Nabben & Dirk J. Korf
  • A mixed-methods analysis of online NPS user discussion in Hungary - Zsuzsa Kaló, Levente Móró, Zsolt Demetrovics & Katalin Felvinczi
  • An analysis of media framing of and by Cannabis Social Clubs in Belgium: making the news? - Mafalda Pardal & Julie Tieberghien
  • The emergence of the affected adult family member in drug policy discourse: A Foucauldian perspective - Eva Devaney
Special issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy

2016

Evidence in European social drug research and drug policy
O’Gorman A, Potter GR & Fountain J (Eds.)
Contents
  • A case study of upper-level dealing - Meropi Tzanetakis
  • Low-level drug distribution in Antwerp: a case study - Eline d’Huyvetter & Tom Decorte
  • Social supply among socially integrated drug users - Christiane Bernard
  • Social supply and hard drug markets - Gary R. Potter & Aleksandra Osiniagova
  • Questioning differential drug treatment among nationally diverse populations - Joanna Tsiganou & Dionyssis Balourdos
  • Ethnic- and gender-specific patterns of substance use - Annemieke Benschop & Alberto Oteo Pérez
  • Immigrant drug users in Greece: an empirical study - Katerina Micha & Natalia Spyropoulou
  • Dual devalued identities among immigrant drug users in treatment - Katerina Iliou & Katerina Tsantila
  • The triangle of science, policy and media in the Belgian drug policy debate - Julie Tieberghien
  • The challenge of setting regulations for new psychoactive compounds - Constantinos Pistos & Chara Spiliopoulou
  • Raising the minimum age for coffee shop customers: effect on prevalence - Marije Wouters
  • A case study of social reintegration policy - Ismini Gourgiotou
  • A therapeutic ethos in drug felonies: the genesis of drug courts - Mette Irmgard Snertingdal
  • A study of a Swedish treatment policy reform proposal - Jessica Storbjörk
  • The drug dispositive: reflections on the science-policy nexus - Alfred Springer
  • Social supply: methods of data collection - Marieke Vlaemynck
  • The potentialities of online mixed method school-based drug research - Stefania Kalogeraki
  • Self-portraits of reintegration: the use of visual methods in addictions research - Susana Henriques & Pedro Candeias
  • Willing informants - Mette Kronbæk
  • Research ethics in committees and practice:responding to the challenges - Aileen O’Gorman
  • How honest can you be as a researcher? - Rafaela de Quadros Rigoni
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2015

Between street and screen – Traditions and innovations in the drugs field
Wouters M & Fountain J (Eds.)
Contents
  • Real life and virtual worlds of drug users and drug dealers in social drug research: an introduction - Dirk J. Korf
  • Police and drug users: stereotypes as a barrier to treatment - Michał Bujalski & Łukasz Wieczorek
  • Online drug distribution: alternatives to physical violence in conflict resolution - Meropi Tzanetakis
  • Netreach work in Europe: responses to developments on the dark web and the use of new psychoactive substances - Cristiana Vale Pires, Marta Borges & Helena Valente
  • From clubcultures to screencultures - Ton Nabben
  • Shamans in cyberspace - Alfred Springer
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2014

Change and Continuity - Researching evolving drug landscapes in Europe
Potter GR, Wouters M & Fountain J (Eds.)
Contents
  • Change and continuity in the European drug landscape: an introduction - Gary R. Potter
  • Neighbourhood effects: the influence of time, space and structures on drug consumption trends and practices - Aileen O’Gorman
  • Harm reduction of novel psychoactive substance use - Levente Móró
  • A liquid phenomenon? Images of new psychoactive substances in Polish print media - Katarzyna Dąbrowska & Michał Bujalski
  • New psychoactive substances: new European policy landscapes - Caroline Chatwin
  • Looking beneath the surface of recovery: Analysing the emergence of recovery oriented treatment policies - Alastair Roy
  • The road to anhedonia - Alfred Springer
  • Analysing Twitter as an opportunity to understand substance use - Sharon Sznitman, Nehama Lewis & Danielle Taubman
  • Interviewing ‘elites’ in examining the science-policy nexus: some methodological reflections - Julie Tieberghien
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2013

Snapshots of social drug research in Europe
Fountain J, Wouters M & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • New developments and current debates in social drug research: an introduction - Dirk J. Korf
  • Part 1: Drug distribution
  • A case study of upper-level dealing - Meropi Tzanetakis
  • Low-level drug distribution in Antwerp: a case study - Eline d’Huyvetter & Tom Decorte
  • Social supply among socially integrated drug users - Christiane Bernard
  • Social supply and hard drug markets - Gary R. Potter & Aleksandra Osiniagova
  • Part 2: Drug use and treatment among minority ethnic populations
  • Questioning differential drug treatment among nationally diverse populations - Joanna Tsiganou & Dionyssis Balourdos
  • Ethnic- and gender-specific patterns of substance use - Annemieke Benschop & Alberto Oteo Pérez
  • Immigrant drug users in Greece: an empirical study - Katerina Micha & Natalia Spyropoulou
  • Dual devalued identities among immigrant drug users in treatment - Katerina Iliou & Katerina Tsantila
  • Part 3: Science-policy nexus
  • The triangle of science, policy and media in the Belgian drug policy debate - Julie Tieberghien
  • The challenge of setting regulations for new psychoactive compounds - Constantinos Pistos & Chara Spiliopoulou
  • Raising the minimum age for coffee shop customers: effect on prevalence - Marije Wouters
  • A case study of social reintegration policy - Ismini Gourgiotou
  • A therapeutic ethos in drug felonies: the genesis of drug courts - Mette Irmgard Snertingdal
  • A study of a Swedish treatment policy reform proposal - Jessica Storbjörk
  • The drug dispositive: reflections on the science-policy nexus - Alfred Springer
  • Part 4: Research methods
  • Social supply: methods of data collection - Marieke Vlaemynck
  • The potentialities of online mixed method school-based drug research - Stefania Kalogeraki
  • Self-portraits of reintegration: the use of visual methods in addictions research - Susana Henrique & Pedro Candeias
  • Part 5: Ethical dilemmas
  • Willing informants - Mette Kronbæk
  • Research ethics in committees and practice: responding to the challenges - Aileen O’Gorman
  • How honest can you be as a researcher? - Rafaela de Quadros Rigoni
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2012

The meaning of high - Variations according to drug, set, setting and time
Wouters M, Fountain J & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • A kaleidoscope of meanings: An introduction - k J. Korf
  • High strategies - Alfred Springer
  • The effects of psychedelic substances on artistic creation - Fruszina Iszaj, Bea Ehmann & Zsolt Demetrovics
  • Variations in the discursive construction of drug use - Antonis Katsouros & Maria Eirini Papadouka
  • Medicine, healing, and psychedelics - Cameron Adams
  • Ecstatic anaesthesia: Ketamine and GHB between medical use and self-experimentation - Robert Teltzrow & Oliver G. Bosch
  • Functional meaning and negative effects of drug use and alcohol use among female sex workers in Belgium - Tom Decorte
  • Street prostitution and drug taking - Philip Bean
  • The meaning of drug use among homeless young people: a longitudinal pathways analysis - Paula Mayock & Mary-Louise Corr
  • 1‘I wanted a head change’ – Motivations and influences on men’s illicit drug using practices in prison - Charlotte N. E. Tompkins & Nat M. J. Wright
  • Getting ‘high’ from crime: Psychological aspects to the drug-crime connection - Gary R. Potter & Aleksandra Osiniagova
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2011

Markets, methods and messages - Dynamics in European drug research
Fountain J, Asmussen-Frank V & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • Psychedelic musicians, Muslim dealers and domestic marijuana growers: an introduction - Dirk J. Korf
  • Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to? - Alfred Springer
  • Race, place, religion and drug supply - Alastair Roy
  • Finding respondents in local marihuana markets - Tim Surmont, Freya Vander Laenen & Brice De Ruyver
  • Researching cannabis markets online: some lessons from the virtual field - Gary R. Potter & Caroline Chatwin
  • Using the internet for qualitative research on drug users and drug markets: the pros, the cons and the progress - Ross Coomber
  • Developing a sound methodology to monitor the online availability of ‘new drugs/legal highs’ - Ulrik Solberg, Roumen Sedefov & Paul Griffiths
  • Finnish press narratives on drug addiction at different times during 1968-2006: role divisions and their inherent responsibility allocation - Matilda Hellman
  • The glamour makes the difference. Discourses on cocaine, amphetamine, and ecstasy in Danish media - Jakob Demant, Signe Ravn & Anne Marie Lyager Kaae
Book or E-book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2010

Pleasure, Pain and Profit - European Perspectives on Drugs
Decorte T & Fountain J (Eds.)
Contents
  • Pains, pleasures and profits in the lives of drug users and drug dealers: an introduction - Dirk J. Korf
  • Alternatives to the deficit model of adolescent drug use - Patrik Karlsson
  • Tipping the balance. A longitudinal study of perceived ‘pleasures’ and ‘pains’ of cocaine use (1997-2009) - Tom Decorte & Marjolein Muys
  • Opiate addiction: balancing pain and pleasure - Zsolt Demetrovics
  • Risk behaviours: illicit pleasures by any means - Jason Farrell
  • Regulating intoxication and disciplining pleasure - Esben Houborg
  • Meaning of life among former homeless substance users - Cas Barendregt, Barbara van Straaten & Elske Wits
  • Cops and dogs against party drugs - Ton Nabben
  • You reap what you sow. Profit, pleasure and pain in domestic cannabis cultivation - Gary R. Potter
Book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2009

Old and New Policies, Theories, Research Methods and Drug Users Across Europe
Demetrovics Z, Fountain J & Kraus L (Eds.)
Contents
  • Old and new: Persistence, revival and innovation in European drug issues - Dirk J. Korf
  • Reassessing the gateway theory and its implications for drug policy - Alfred Uhl & Ludwig Kraus
  • Harm reduction in European prisons: Looking for champions and ways to put evidence-based approaches into practice - Heino Stöver, Rick Lines & Katja Thane
  • Exploring retail-level drug distribution: Social supply, ‘real’ dealers and the user/dealer interface - Garfield (Gary) Potter
  • Psychedelic generations: Similarities and differences of socio-cultural factors related to historic & contemporary use of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs - Susanna Prepeliczay
  • Arriving at the party early? An exploration of the early onset use of ecstasy and cocaine in Northern Ireland - Patrick McCrystal
  • New methods – old problems: A practical and philosophical analysis of participatory approaches to qualitative drugs research - Alastair Roy
  • Researching ‘new’ heroin users in Ireland: An ethno-epidemiological approach - Paula Mayock, Jennifer Cronly & Michael Clatts
Book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2008

Cannabis in Europe: dynamics in perception, policy and markets
Korf DJ (Ed.)
Contents
  • Cannabis research in Europe: an introduction - Dirk J. Korf
  • Changing scientific perspectives on cannabis use - Dominique Vuillame
  • Cannabis treatment in Danish prisions: a product of new directions in national drug policy? - Helle Vibeke Dahl, Vibeke Asmussen Frank & Torsten Kolind
  • Controlling cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands - Marije Wouters
  • Domestic marihuana cultivation in Belgium: on (un)intended effects of drug policy on the cannabis market - Tom Decorte
  • The growth of cannabis cultivation: explanations for import substitution in the UK - Garfield (Garry) Potter
  • Retail markets for cannabis – users, sharers, go-betweens and stash dealers - Bernd Werse
  • Cannabis supply in Northern Ireland. Perspectives from users - Caral Stevenson
  • Why the prevention of cannabis use does not work: vulnerable young people’s analysis - Freya Vander Laenen & Eveline De Wree
  • Cannabis in Hungary: drug policy, legislation and civil movements - Péter Sárosi & Zsolt Demetrovics
Book can be purchased at Pabst Publishers

2007

Drugs in society - European perspectives
Foutain JK & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • Foreword - Paul Griffiths
  • Introduction: the social meaning of drugs - Jane Fountain & Dirk J Korf
  • Perceptions of drugs and drug users in Portugal - Maria do Carmo Gomes
  • Danish cannabis policy in practice: the closing of ‘Pusher Street’ and the cannabis market in Copenhagen - Vibeke Asmussen
  • Characteristics of the cannabis market in Belgium - Tom Decorte
  • Ephedra for fun, performance and losing weight - Cas Barendregt & Brigitte Boon
  • Khat and the creation of tradition in the Somali diaspora - Axel Klein
  • Characteristics of life in exile: vulnerability factors for substance use - Marjolein Muys
  • A cultural approach to understanding the stigma of drug use: the experience of prisoners in England and Wales - Sundari Anitba
  • Diversification endangered - Alfred Springer
  • The methadone game: control strategies and responses - Helle Vibeke Dahl
  • How to camouflage ethical questions in addiction research - Alfred Uhl
Book no longer available

2006

Research on drugs and drug policy from a European perspective
Kraus L & Korf DJ (Eds.)
Contents
  • Drug research from a European perspective: an introduction - L Kraus
  • Social drug research in Europe: current themes and future developments - DJ Korf, JF Gamella, J Moskalewicz, A O’Gorman, B Olsson, A Uhl & M Wouters
  • Trends in cannabis use and changes in cannabis policy in Denmark - LL Storgaard
  • Drug use as a generational phenomenon - P Hakkarainen
  • "Problematic use" of (illegal) drugs – A study of the operationalisation of the concept in a legal context in Belgium - M Muys & T Decorte
  • Ecstasy: motives for use and non-use - H Vervaeke & DJ Korf
  • Characteristics of high-risk opiate users in Europe - M Prinzleve, P Degkwitz & Ch Haasen
  • Gender breakdown among clients starting treatment in outpatient treatment centres in nine European countries in 2002 - L Montanari, C Taylor, P Griffiths & J Vicente
  • Ensuring accurate estimates of the prevalence of taking drugs among young people (11-15 year olds) - A McGee, R Boreham & S Blenkinsop
Book no longer available
European studies on drugs and drug policy (2004)
Decorte T & Korf DJ (Eds.)

Illicit drugs. Patterns of use – patterns of response. Proceedings of the10th annual conference on drug use and drug policy in Europe (2000)
Springer A & Uhl A (Eds.)

The 9th annual conference of drug use and drug policy (1999)
Orte Socías C & March Cerdà MX (Eds.)

Illicit drug drugs in Europe – Proceedings of the seventh annual conference on drug use and drug policy (1998)
Korf DJ & Riper H (Eds.)

Proceedings of the 5th annual conference of drug use and drug policy held in Sønderborg (1995)
Jepsen J, Laursen L & Vangsgaard P (Eds.)

Proceedings: The third conference on drug use and drug policy (1993)
Neville J & Tellier F (Eds.)

Books no longer available