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"Addicted to Rehab
is an important and timely contribution to the literature on mass incarceration, drug treatment, and social inequality. McKim provides crucial insight into these realms through her spectacular and engaging research."
— Jill McCorkel
"While most people struggle to get out of rehab, Allison McKim fought her way in to study it— and came out with a brilliant, nuanced, fascinating, and original account of the different ways addiction is defined and addressed in the contemporary U.S. This is a critical contribution to our understandings of drugs, criminal justice, and the gender politics of mass incarceration."
— Lynne Haney
"The writing is clear, engaging, and accessible. I can see the book working in undergraduate medical sociology and criminology courses as well as in more advanced courses for professionals working in the substance abuse field. The author does a superb job of bringing the staff and residents of both facilities to life. She has a strong eye for the material surroundings and a strong ear for the nuances and tones of conversations"
— Susan Sered
"Addicted to Rehab
is part of a small but growing group of carceral ethnographies that interrogate sites of punishment in the age of mass incarceration. To make sense of her observations, McKim draws on an impressive range of sociological literature."
— American Journal of Sociology
"Addicted to Rehab: Race, Gender, and Drugs in the Era of Mass Incarceration provides an uncomfortable, yet necessary, analysis that is required of programs, such as WTS and the Lodge, that purport to fix' people and address social problems. This work makes important contributions to both theoretical and policy-oriented conversations in criminology and should serve as foundational reading for policy-makers and stakeholders working within the realm of rehabilitation and drug treatment."
— Critical Criminology