Some of you may be familiar with this book written by Bruce Alexander, psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University. Alexander is well known for his “Rat Park” experiments which helped to demonstrate that addiction was not caused merely be exposure to narcotics – when you create a “Rat Paradise,” rats won’t press a lever for their drug fix.

The Globalisation of Addiction was published in hardcover in 2008 and came out in paperback earlier this year. Michael Jay at the nth position reviews the book here.