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

Hardcover | April 14, 2010

byA. Mold, V. Berridge

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Through a study of the voluntary activity around illegal drug use since the 1960s, this book explores wider issues in the changing relationship between the state and the individual in the making, provision and delivery of public services, and addresses the history of key issues in the development of contemporary health and social policy.

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Through a study of the voluntary activity around illegal drug use since the 1960s, this book explores wider issues in the changing relationship between the state and the individual in the making, provision and delivery of public services, and addresses the history of key issues in the development of contemporary health and social polic...

ALEX MOLD  is Lecturer in History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UKVIRGINIA BERRIDGE  is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:April 14, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230521401

ISBN - 13:9780230521407

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Table of Contents

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 III: 1990s-2000s
* Business Models or the Revival of the State? * Users: Service Users and the Drug User Movement
* Conclusion *  Bibliography