Substance Abuse in Canada

Paperback | December 17, 2009

byMarilyn Herie, Wayne Skinner

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Substance use - and abuse - has existed in virtually all cultures throughout human history. Canada is no exception to this. But what may come as a surprise are the rates and the substances themselves that are most liable to abuse in this country. A recent study estimates that the cost ofsubstance abuse is equivalent to $1,267 for every man, woman, and child in Canada in terms of lost productivity, health care, and law enforcement. And this does not include the personal cost. It is an issue worth considering. In an accessible and engaging style, this short book presents the latest research, survey, and interview data on substance abuse, taking into account Canada's regional differences and demography. It describes the models used by experts to explain substance abuse and addiction, and evaluates thevarious social policy, psychological, and medical solutions.Students and interested general readers alike will learn a great deal about how experts have come to understand the complicated, controversial topic of substance abuse.For more information on Issues in Canada books a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/issues_in_canada"Click here/a

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Substance use - and abuse - has existed in virtually all cultures throughout human history. Canada is no exception to this. But what may come as a surprise are the rates and the substances themselves that are most liable to abuse in this country. A recent study estimates that the cost ofsubstance abuse is equivalent to $1,267 for every...

Marilyn Herie, PHD, RSW is an Advanced Practice Clinician at Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as well as Adjunct Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and (effective 2010) Director of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto. She has c...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 17, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195433874

ISBN - 13:9780195433876

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List of IllustrationsList of TablesAbbreviationsIntroduction1. An Overview of Substance Abuse in Canada2. Alcohol3. Tobacco4. Opiates and Opioids5. Canadian Alcohol and Drug Policy: Travels in Disputed TerritoryAppendix A: Major Approaches in Addictions TreatmentNotesFurther ReadingReferencesIndexCredits