With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible handbook takes a critical look at the key theories, disciplinary approaches, contemporary issues and debates in the field.
* Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies
* Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies
* Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies
This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.
Section One: Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Chapter 01: Central social science theories in drug and alcohol studies introduction - Editors Chapter 02: Historical Perspectives - Mark Hailwood Chapter 03: Sociological Perspectives - Franca Beccaria & Franco Prina Chapter 04: Psychological Explanations of Addiction - Robert Hill and Jennifer Harris Chapter 05: Anthropological study of drug use: Methodological and theoretical considerations - J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer Chapter 06: Criminological Perspectives - Karen Joe Laidler Chapter 07: Cultural Studies Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol - Kane Race and Rebecca Brown Chapter 08: Geographical perspectives on drug and alcohol studies - Mark Jayne, Gill Valentine and Sarah L. Holloway Section Two: Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Chapter 09: Drug policy - Alison Ritter, Caitlin Hughes and Phillip Hull Chapter 10: Alcohol policy in global context - James Nicholls Chapter 11: Drug policy in practice - Esben Houborg and Bagga Bjerge Chapter 12: National preventive approaches to tackle alcohol misuse - Elias Allara, Marica Ferri and Fabrizio Faggiano Chapter 13: Community-focused approaches to the prevention of alcohol-related harms: from past experiences to future possibilities - Richard Midford and Anthony Shakeshaft Chapter 14: Bridging Harm Reduction and Recovery - Heino Stoever Chapter 15: The Treatment Response: Systemic Features, Paradigms and Socio-Cultural Frameworks - Harald Klingemann & Jessica Storbjoerk Chapter 16: Matching patients to treatments or matching interventions to needs? - Morten Hesse, Birgitte Thylstrup and Anette Sogaard Nielsen Chapter 17: Workforce Development and professionalization - Anna Nelson Chapter 18: Reflecting on Intoxication - Geoffrey Hunt and Vibeke Asmussen Frank Chapter 19: Identity, Friendship and Sociality - Thomas Thurnell-Read Chapter 20: Consumption and context - Mark Jayne, Gill Valentine, and Sarah L. Holloway Section Three: Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Chapter 21: Addiction: Critical Reflections on a Debated Concept - Helen Keane Chapter 22: Learning to live with `Big Fat Words'? An exploration of the dominant concepts applied to problem drug and alcohol use - Shane Butler and Paula Mayock Chapter 23: The Increasing Visibility of Gender in the Alcohol and Drug Fields - Geoffrey Hunt, Tamar Antin, Jeanett Bjonness and Elizabeth Ettorre Chapter 24: Ethnicity and drug policy in the USA - Bill Sanders Chapter 25: Social class and deprivation - Angus Bancroft Chapter 26: Maturing on a high: an analysis of trends, prevalence and patterns of recreational drug use in middle and older adulthood - Lisa Williams and Rebecca Askew Chapter 27: Sex work, illicit drug use and the risk environment - Lisa Maher Chapter 28: Homelessness and Substance Use - Betsy Thom and Carmen Aceijas Chapter 29: The prison population and illegal drug use - Karen Duke and Torsten Kolind Chapter 30: User perspectives - Bagga Bjerge, Caral Brown and Glenda Daniels Chapter 31: The Relevance of Western Research to Developing Countries: Narrowing the North-South Divide in Drug Policy and Practice - Isidore Silas Obot Chapter 32: The relevance of `Western' alcohol research and policy to developing countries - Clare Herrick Chapter 33: What's So `New' About New Psychoactive Substances? Definitions, prevalence, motivations, user groups and a proposed new taxonomy - Fiona Measham and Russell Newcombe Chapter 34: The decriminalization of drugs - Henry H. Brownstein Chapter 35: The limits of evidence-based practice in the pursuit of specific treatment efficacy - Anders Bergmark and Lena Hubner Chapter 36: Public health approaches to substance use: a critique - Susanne MacGregor Chapter 37: Illegal Street Economies and Drugs: Getting involved, skilled, and trying to quit - Philip Lalander Chapter 38: Legal economies: The role of the alcohol industry - Jacek Moskalewicz and Lukasz Wieczorek Chapter 39: Natures, Cultures and Bodies of Cannabis - Cameron Duff