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Coming off drugs: A critical history of the withdrawing body (2016)
Journal Article
Walmsley, I. (2016). Coming off drugs: A critical history of the withdrawing body. Contemporary Drug Problems, 43(4), 381-396. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091450916666641

Heroin withdrawal is perhaps one of the most taken-for-granted components of the addiction framework. Heroin users as well as researchers, policy makers, and practitioners have become dependent on it for thinking about and acting upon the process of... Read More about Coming off drugs: A critical history of the withdrawing body.

Coming off drugs in prison: Drug withdrawal and prison time (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Walmsley, I. (2016, September). Coming off drugs in prison: Drug withdrawal and prison time. Paper presented at British Medical Sociology

The paper reports on findings from a qualitative study on experiences of coming off heroin in prison. Existing research is mostly evaluation studies of professional treatment services in which drug dependent prisoners are conceptualised as passive re... Read More about Coming off drugs in prison: Drug withdrawal and prison time.

From poison to problem: Governing the drug using population (2012)
Thesis
Walmsley, I. From poison to problem: Governing the drug using population. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Contemporary approaches to the treatment of problematic drug use situate the individual within a complex system of power-relations. This system of power-relations operates through a wide range of experts, techniques, strategies, institutions and subj... Read More about From poison to problem: Governing the drug using population.

Governing the injecting drug user: Beyond needle fixation (2012)
Journal Article
Walmsley, I. (2012). Governing the injecting drug user: Beyond needle fixation. History of the Human Sciences, 25(4), 90-107. https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695112459135

This article offers a critical contribution to the debate on a problematic 'type' of injecting drug use referred to as needle fixation. At the heart of this debate, is a questioning of the existence, prevalence and usefulness of the needle fixation c... Read More about Governing the injecting drug user: Beyond needle fixation.

Heroin withdrawal: A body in crisis (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Walmsley, I. (2011, November). Heroin withdrawal: A body in crisis. Paper presented at Nordic Network: Gender, Body and Health

Using grounded theory with foucauldian methods (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Walmsley, I. (2008, June). Using grounded theory with foucauldian methods. Paper presented at University of the West of England Graduate School Conference

Drugs decriminalization: The art of governing drug using populations
Book Chapter
Walmsley, I. (2019). Drugs decriminalization: The art of governing drug using populations. In S. Wilson (Ed.), Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and TheoryRoutledge

In the last fifteen years or so drugs decriminalization has (re)emerged as a pragmatic response to the ‘drug problem’, with the Portuguese model widely recognized as an alternative to drugs prohibition. The history of similar initiatives, however, te... Read More about Drugs decriminalization: The art of governing drug using populations.