Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective

Paperback | June 27, 2014

byBenjamin P. Bowser, Carl O. Word, Toby Seddon

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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with ...

Benjamin P. Bowser is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University East Bay, USA. Carl O. Word is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, USA. Toby Seddon is Professor of Law and Director of Research in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.22 × 6.04 × 0.5 inPublished:June 27, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230303315

ISBN - 13:9780230303317

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Substance Abuse: a Growing Social Problem
2. Scope of the Issue: Prevalence of Drug Abuse
3. Prohibition of Alcohol and Opiates
4. Social Marketing Perspective
PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
5. Sociological Perspectives
6. Criminological Perspectives
7. Psychological Perspectives
8. Physiological Perspectives
PART III: RESPONSES
9. Public Policy: Criminal Justice Responses
10. Public Policy: Public Health Responses
11. Prevention
12. Treatment
PART IV: CONCLUSION
13. Recommendations and Afterthoughts