Joshua Bell (this issue) documents a similar Purari theory of substance overuse and the similar Tok Pisin label 'drug head.' Identities of Melanesian drug bodies and drug heads close in on Western notions of the addict.
As Bell notes, marijuana exchange now identifies users with other drug heads beyond the community while eroding kin relationships and parental authority.
"We all shout out 'drug head
' when we see kids in the corridor who take drugs."
-- Former Thrift Drug head
Bob Hannan has taken over the leadership of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores as interim president and chief executive officer.
There aren't drug heads
on every corner panhandling during the day and robbing you at night because they aren't allowed to be on the base.
Not all homeless people are nuisances or drug heads
and haven't got to their situation through choice.
There's a flat over there where all the drug heads
go,'' points one,``but what do they do?...
Typically, these irresponsible "parents" are meth heads, pot heads, drug heads
or alcoholics who never understood the immense responsibilities that they were undertaking when they had these children.