About Points

Points is an academic group blog that brings together scholars with wide-ranging expertise with the goal of producing original and thoughtful reflections on the history of alcohol and drugs, the web of policy surrounding them, and their place in popular culture.  A group blog provides a space for the exchange of new ideas, insights, and speculations about our interdisciplinary and rapidly evolving field.  With a diverse audience in mind, postings to Points will be short takes (500-1000 words) by contributing editors and guest bloggers on a wide range of topics—ruminations on a new archive, scathing cultural criticism, commentary on current events, etc.  More informed than the mainstream media and less turgid than the average academic journal, Points will exemplify a new kind of scholarly exchange.

Points was founded in 2011 by Joe Spillane and Trysh Travis. It is the official blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, an affiliate organization of the American Historical Association.  For further information, contact Managing Editor Emily Dufton, or Media Liaison Amy Long.

Material posted to Points is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. This means that written text posted on this blog is available for sharing purposes, but credit must be given to Points and the original author. More information about this license is available here.

Points does not endorse specific treatment centers or any single model of addiction recovery. As a matter of academic integrity, we do not publish sponsored posts.