Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs: Health and Society in Britain Since the 1960s by A. MoldVoluntary Action and Illegal Drugs: Health and Society in Britain Since the 1960s by A. Mold

Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs: Health and Society in Britain Since the 1960s

byA. Mold, V. Berridge

Hardcover | April 14, 2010

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A unique exploration of the changing ideas about the place of voluntarism and health care within society in Britain since the 1960s. By considering the work of voluntary organisations with illegal drug users, the authors provide a lens through which wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society are examined.
ALEX MOLD is a lecturer in history at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also the author ofHeroin: The Treatment of Addiction in Twentieth Century Britain, published by Northern Illinois University Press in 2008.VIRGINIA BERRIDGE is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and D...
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Title:Voluntary Action and Illegal Drugs: Health and Society in Britain Since the 1960sFormat:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.76 inPublished:April 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230521401

ISBN - 13:9780230521407

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction PART I: 1960s-1970s The 'Old': Self-help, Phoenix House and the Rehabilitation of Drug Users The 'New'? New Social Movements and Release Drug Voluntary Organisations and the State in the 1960s and 1970s PART II: 1980s Rolling Back the State? The Central Funding Initiative for Drug Services Activism and Health: The Impact of AIDS PART II: 1990s-2000s Business Models or the Revival of the State? Users: Service Users and the Drug User Movement Conclusion Bibliography

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'We are lucky that two such talented scholars, with such a wealth of knowledge in the field, have joined together to write this ambitious and analytically rich book.' Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph, Social History of Medicine, vol 24, no 3, December 2011