Understanding Drug Misuse: Models of Care and Control (Paperback)

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Key to understanding drug misuse is an awareness of the full range of models that seek to define, explain and treat the problem. This book covers the full breadth of medical, social and psychological approaches to drug use, while retaining focus on the one question which is seldom asked: What do drug users themselves think?

Based on extensive research, Understanding Drug Misuse offers comprehensive analysis of the diversity of drug-related problems, interwoven with frank - and often challenging - user perspectives. Combining theory and research evidence with extracts from the author's own interviews with drug users, this insightful text explores:

- Drug use, drug dependence and discussion of maintenance versus abstinence

- Health risks, harm minimization and public health solutions

- Social harm, social exclusion, and problems of community safety and crime

- Practice implications for harm minimization, treatment, after-care and relapse prevention

With practical guidance that will inform all work directly related to drug policy or practice, Understanding Drug Misuse is an essential text for all students taking modules in substance abuse and addiction studies. It also makes fascinating and fundamental reading for specialist and generic workers in the health, social care and criminal justice professions.

About the Author


JAN KEENE is an Emeritus Professor of Primary Care at the University of Reading, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. She has written four books and 36 papers in the drug misuse field, including population studies, service evaluations and studies of user views.JAN KEENE is an Emeritus Professor of Primary Care at the University of Reading, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. She has written four books and 36 papers in the drug misuse field, including population studies, service evaluations and studies of user views.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780230202436
ISBN-10: 0230202438
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 208
Language: English