Maxim W. Furek, MA, CADC, ICADC is an avid researcher and lecturer on contemporary drug trends. His rich background includes aspects of psychology, addictions, mental health and music journalism.

His “Cultural Trends” column appears in Counselor, the Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals. He is also writing a series of articles on the concept of happiness for The Sober World.

His sociological text, The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self- Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin, explores the connection between grunge music and heroin, documenting the beginning of America’s heroin epidemic and the cheap Mexican black tar of the 1990s. The text is currently being utilized at several colleges as course material.

Blending tenets of psychology, sociology and cultural anthropology, Furek offers a unique perspective to the postmodernist discourse. He is currently researching aspects of Roman Catholic mysticism surrounding events at the 1963 Sheppton mining disaster.

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