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Key Concepts in Drugs and Society

Author: Ross Coomber; Karen McElrath; Fiona Measham; Karenza Moore
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2013.
Series: SAGE key concepts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Insightful and illuminating, this book successfully discusses drugs in social contexts. In an elegant manner, the authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions. This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012945625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Coomber; Karen McElrath; Fiona Measham; Karenza Moore
ISBN: 9781446291368 1446291367
OCLC Number: 935658567
Notes: PART ONE: TYPES OF DRUGS AND PATTERNS OF USE What Is a Drug/Medicine? Prevalence and Trends in Illicit Drug Use Why Do People Take Drugs? Addiction Legal Drugs: Alcohol and Tobacco Polydrug Use/Polysubstance Use Common Illicit Drugs Typologies of Drug Use: Use-Misuse-Abuse and Problematic-Recreational Use Binge-Drinking Raves and Circuit Parties Dance Drugs/Club Drugs Cross-cultural and Traditional Drug Use Gender, Ethnicity and Social Class Normalisation PART TWO: DRUG EFFECTS Drug Effects: Drug, Set and Setting Medical Marijuana and Other Therapeutic Uses of Illicit Drugs Prescribed and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs Novel Psychoactive Substances The Gateway Hypothesis/Stepping Stone Theory Drug-related Violence Drugs and Crime Drug Risks and Health Harms Injecting Drug Use HIV/AIDS and Other Blood-borne Viruses PART THREE: DRUG POLICY, TREATMENT AND PERCEPTIONS OF THE DRUG PROBLEM Drug Treatment and Quasi-compulsory Treatment (QCT) Harm Reduction Substitute Prescribing The New Recovery Approach Prevention: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary International Drug Control History/Prohibition Drugs in Sport Drug Scares and Moral Panics Drug Dealers Drug Markets: Difference and Diversity Drug Trafficking Crop Eradication, Crop Substitution and Legal Cultivation War on Drugs Drug Testing in Schools and Workplaces Drug Courts Decriminalisation, Legalisation and Legal Regulation Liberalisation.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 197 pages).
Contents: Types of drugs and patterns of use. What Is a drug/medicine? ; Prevalence and trends in illicit drug use ; Why do people take drugs? ; Addiction ; Legal drugs : alcohol and tobacco ; Polydrug use/polysubstance use ; Common illicit drugs ; Typologies of drug use : use-misuse-abuse and problematic-recreational use ; Binge-drinking ; Raves and circuit parties ; Dance drugs/club drugs ; Cross-cultural and traditional drug use ; Gender, ethnicity and social class ; Normalisation. --
Drug effects. Drug effects : drug, set and setting ; Medical marijuana and other therapeutic uses of illicit drugs ; Prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs ; Novel psychoactive substances ; The gateway hypothesis/stepping stone theory ; Drug-related violence ; Drugs and crime ; Drug risks and health harms ; Injecting drug use ; HIV/AIDS and other blood-borne viruses. --
Drug policy, treatment and perceptions of the drug problem. Drug treatment and quasi-compulsory treatment ; Harm reduction ; Substitute prescribing ; The new recovery approach ; Prevention : primary, secondary and tertiary ; International drug control history/prohibition ; Drugs in sport ; Drug scares and moral panics ; Drug dealers ; Drug markets : difference and diversity ; Drug trafficking ; Crop eradication, crop substitution and legal cultivation ; War on drugs ; Drug testing in schools and workplaces ; Drug courts ; Decriminalisation, legalisation and legal regulation ; Liberalisation.
Series Title: SAGE key concepts.
Responsibility: Ross Coomber, Karen McElrath, Fiona Measham and Karenza Moore.

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A must for anyone working with questions of drug use; from students across the social sciences to practitioners such as nurses, health workers and social workers. This is not a medical text but  Read more...

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