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Substance use & abuse : cultural and historical perspectives

Author: Russil Durrant; Jo Thakker
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003.
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"Substance Use and Abuse: Cultural and Historical Perspectives provides an inclusive explanation of the human desire to take drugs. Using a multidisciplinary framework, authors Russil Durrant and Jo Thakker explore the cultural and historical variables that contribute to drug use. Intergrating biological, psychosocial, and cultural-historical perspectives, this innovative and accessible volume addresses the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Durrant, Russil.
Substance use & abuse.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003
(OCoLC)681468552
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russil Durrant; Jo Thakker
ISBN: 0761923411 9780761923411 076192342X 9780761923428
OCLC Number: 51613907
Description: xi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What needs to be explained and how should we explain it? --
The nature and scope of substance use and abuse --
An evolutionary perspective --
Drugs in history --
The forces of history: explaining patterns of use and abuse --
Drugs and culture --
The role of culture: explaining patterns of use --
Conceptualizing and treating substance use problems: a cultural-historical perspective --
Prevention, treatment, and public policy: an integrated perspective.
Other Titles: Substance use and abuse
Responsibility: Russil Durrant, Jo Thakker.
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