Drug Use and Australian Society

Paperback | June 16, 2013

byAlison Ritter, Trevor King, Margaret Hamilton

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Drug Use and Australian Society provides readers with a broad understanding of the history of drug use in Australian society, outlines theoretical perspectives on drug use and explore public policy responses to drug use. The chapters in Part Two draw on these perspectives and provide caseexamples to focus on the five pillars of Australian and international drug policy: primary prevention; treatment; harm reduction; laws and regulations; and law enforcement.

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Drug Use and Australian Society provides readers with a broad understanding of the history of drug use in Australian society, outlines theoretical perspectives on drug use and explore public policy responses to drug use. The chapters in Part Two draw on these perspectives and provide caseexamples to focus on the five pillars of Austral...

Professor Alison Ritter is a leading drug policy researcher and Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (2012 to 2016) leading a collaborative, multi-disciplinary program of research on drug...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PART ONE: Foundations of Drug Use in Australian Society1. Setting the Scene2. Historical perspectives of drug use and ramifications for the future3. Frameworks for understanding drug use and societal responses4. Epidemiology: analysing patterns of drug use and harms5. Policy models and influences on policy processesPART TWO: Drug Policy in Action6. Primary prevention: preventing uptake of drugs7. Harm reduction: reducing the harms from drug use8. Drug treatment: psychological and medical interventions9. Drug laws and regulations10. Drug Law Enforcement: reducing the supply of drugs11. Drugs and the internet: modern technologyGlossaryBibliographyIndex