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Understanding Drug Use and Abuse

A Global Perspective

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Red Globe Press

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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to...

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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.

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Examines alcohol and drug abuse from a national and international comparative perspective
Written by an interdisciplinary team 
Explores topical areas such as marketing and distribution of drugs that are often overlooked 

PART I: INTRODUCTION.- 1. Substance Abuse: a Growing Social Problem
2. Scope of the Issue: Prevalence of Drug Abuse
3. Prohibition of Alcohol and Opiates
4. Social Marketing Perspective
PART II: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
5. Sociological Perspectives
6. Criminological Perspectives
7. Psychological Perspectives
8. Physiological Perspectives.-PART III: RESPONSES
9. Public Policy: Criminal Justice Responses
10. Public Policy: Public Health Responses
11. Prevention
12. Treatment
PART IV: CONCLUSION
13. Recommendations and Afterthoughts.

“Understanding Drug Use and Abuse: A Global Perspective is an ambitious text that covers a lot of pertinent issues ranging from the historical development of drug policy to the physiology of drug use. … Understanding Drug Use and Abuse is definitely a student text that explains many of the taken-for-granted assumptions often evident in other books on drugs … . The book is well written and is a good text for both students and academics alike.” (Tammy Ayres, The British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 58 (2), February, 2018)
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Benjamin P. Bowser is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University East Bay, USA.

Carl O. Word is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, USA.
 
Toby Seddon is Professor of Law and Director of Research in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK.


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Benjamin P. Bowser is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at California State University East Bay, USA.

Carl O. Word is Professor of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, USA.
 
Toby Seddon is Professor of Law and Director of Research in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK.


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