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Key Concepts in Substance Misuse (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Aaron Pycroft (editor)Paperback

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Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy. Chapters include: Reflective questions to challenge readers' assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readers' knowledge It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.

About Author

Aaron Pycroft is a Senior Lecturer at Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.


Part 1: Drugs, Democracy and SocietyEthical Evaluations of Drug Use and Drug Policy - Aaron PycroftThe International and National Legislative Framework - Aaron PycroftThe Relationship Between Politics and Scientific Knowledge in Formulating Drug Policy - Aaron PycroftAlternatives to Prohibition - Aaron PycroftPart 2: Definitions and categories of psychoactive substancesSedatives - Aaron PycroftStimulants - Aaron PycroftOpiates - Aaron PycroftHallucinogens - Aaron PycroftPoly Drug Use - Aaron PycroftDrugs with Mixed Effects - Aaron PycroftNew Psychoactive Substances (Legal Highs) - Rosanna BartholomewPart 3: Understanding the Nature of AddictionAddiction as a Complex Adaptive System - Aaron PycroftThe Evolutionary Context - Aaron PycroftDependence Syndromes - Aaron PycroftPsychological Perspectives - Aaron PycroftPart 4: Interventions and TreatmentDual Diagnosis and the Context of Exclusion - Anita GreenHarm Reduction - Tony SheaThe concept of Recovery - Tim LeightonThe Purposes and Methods of Detoxification from Illicit Drugs - Rebecca LeeThe Purposes and Methods of Detoxification from Alcohol - Pam Campbell and Anne SpoonerThe Major Talking Therapies - Trevor SmithBuddhism and Addiction - Devin AshwoodCriminal Justice Interventions - Bernie HeathEvidence Based Practice, Research and Outcome Monitoring - Jane WinstoneThe Core Skills in Working with Substance Misuse - Angela WoodsWhole Systems Approaches - Tony Wilkinson

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446252406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781446252406
  • ISBN10: 144625240X

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