Addictions and Problem Drug Use: Issues in Behaviour, Policy and Practice (Research Highlights in Social Work)

Addictions and Problem Drug Use: Issues in Behaviour, Policy and Practice (Research Highlights in Social Work)

By: Fiona Wood (editor), Michael Bloor (editor), Mick Bloor (editor)Paperback

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This volume reviews recent research into the nature and effects of addiction and considers the usefulness of policies which aim to prevent it. The contributors focus on topics such as smoking, alcoholism, gambling and injecting drug use, examining treatment and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programmes. Such programmes include services for steroid users, needle exchange provision, and social workers' intervention in alcoholism. The reasons why people turn to substance abuse are explored as well as the real effects on health along with other subjects of importance to social workers such as the estimation of drug misuse prevalence. There is also discussion of government policy on drugs in Britain and Holland.

About Author

Mick Bloor and Fiona Wood are at the University of Wales College at Cardiff.


Introduction, Mick Bloor and Fiona Wood, University of Wales College, Cardiff. Part I: The Size of the Problem. 1. Estimating the Prevalence of Substance Abuse, Gordon Hay, University of Glasgow. Part II: Legal Addictions. 2. Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Review of Research and Recommendations, Jane Frankland, University of Wales College, Cardiff. 3. Against the Odds: An Overview of Gambling Addiction, Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University. 4. Prescribed Addiction, Anonymous. Part III: Drug and Alcohol Policy. 5. AIDS and British Drug Policy: A Post-War Situation? Virginia Berridge, London School of Tropical Medicine. 6. Deviant or Just Different? Dutch Alcohol and Drug Policy, Inge Spruit, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction. Part IV: The Impact of HIV. 7. Injecting Drug Use and the HIV Epidemic, Fiona Wood, University of Wales College. 8. Ten Years of Needle Exchange Provision, But Do They Work? Lawrence Elliott, University of Dundee. 9. Community Intervention Among Hidden Populations of Injecting Drug Users in the Time of AIDS, Tim Rhodes and Gerry Stimson, University of London. Part V: Providing and Assessing Services. 10. Working with Androgenic Anabolic Steroid Users, Andrew McBride and Trudi Petersen, Mid-Glamorgan Community Drug and Alcohol Team, and Kathryn Williamson, St Cadoc's Hospital, Newport. 11. Effective Interventions for Problem Drinkers: Is Matching the Answer? Jan Keene, University of East Anglia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853024382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781853024382
  • weight: 327
  • ISBN10: 1853024384

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