Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective by Benjamin P. BowserUnderstanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective by Benjamin P. Bowser

Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective

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

Paperback | June 6, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$59.27 online 
$64.95 list price save 8%
Earn 296 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


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.

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.
Title:Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pagesPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230303315

ISBN - 13:9780230303317


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.