Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice

Paperback | December 15, 2010

byNeil Mckeganey

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This is a lively and provocative book on a topic of deep public and professional interest. Addressing a host of issues surrounding the place of illegal drugs in society, the text draws readers in to debates about key contemporary issues including drug treatment, harm reduction, classification, legislation and research.

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This is a lively and provocative book on a topic of deep public and professional interest. Addressing a host of issues surrounding the place of illegal drugs in society, the text draws readers in to debates about key contemporary issues including drug treatment, harm reduction, classification, legislation and research.

NEIL MCKEGANEY is Professor of Drug Misuse Research at the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, University of Glasgow, which he set up 1994. It is now one of the leading UK research centres focussed on illegal drugs. He has written widely on this subjects encompassing both academic and practitioner audiences. Neil has acted in an advisory...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.46 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Rapidly Changing World of Illegal Drugs
What's Wrong with Harm Reduction? 
Drug Treatment: So What's All the Fuss About?
Drug Enforcement: A World of Myth and Reality
Cannabis and the Classification Mystery
Meeting the Needs of the Children of Drug Addicted Parents
Drug Legalization: Solution or Social Problem?
The Politics of Drugs Research: A Journey into the Cold
Conclusion: So What's Morality Got to Do With It?