"A provocative and innovative portrayal of the real-life tension between curing and healing-a tension that pervades both the moral-social world of the clinic and the life-world of the patient and the various bodies that she either occupies or provides-experimental, therapeutic, dangerous, medically altered, reluctant, and recovered."
-Allan Young, McGill University
"The Clinic and Elsewhere is a compelling exploration of the uses and implications of drug addiction treatment. I know of no other text that examines the many tricky dimensions of substance use therapy programs in such rich and informed terms. Part anthropological inquiry, part ethnographic portrait, it will make a lasting contribution to the study of medical care and practice in the world today."
-Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College
"Meyers' exceptional work does a wonderful job of making 'visible what is visible' about the lived realities of adolescent drug users, the emergent geographies of contemporary drug treatment, and the philosophical foundations of the clinic."
"Unlike the more commonly encountered statistics of drug use and abuse found in other books, the author's ethnographic approach provides a very real sense of the subjects' lives, their experiences, and their definitions of success and failure."
-Choice Reviews, September 2013
"Central to this compelling ethnographic monograph, as indicated by its subtitle, is what the author calls the 'afterlife' of therapy: what happens to teenagers following buprenorphinetreatment?...There is much to recommend here for scientists concerned with what happens to the substances they develop once they have left the walls of the laboratory, and how young lives are impacted and changed in the process."
-Dr. Martyn Pickersgill, The Biologist
"A book rich in ideas and one that resists oversimplification...the richness, the layers, and the range of theoretical and methodological discussions that form part of the book are what makes Meyers' contribution relevant to ongoing discussions in a range of fields."
-Patricia Thille, Health
"[A]n appropriate book to teach a wide range of anthropology classes. . . . [A]n excellent example of writing about the intersection of methodology and theory. . . . Through its seriousness of purpose and intellectual rigor, The Clinic and Elsewhere leaves us, thankfully, curious and unsettled, asking: What will happen next in addiction medicine? And, equally important, how will we think about it?"
-Kelly Ray Knight, Medical Anthropology Quarterly