Key Concepts in Substance Misuse - Sage Key Concepts Series (Paperback)Aaron Pycroft (editor)
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Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy.
Chapters include:Reflective questions to challenge readers' assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readers' knowledge
It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 13 mm
'The scope addressed by this text is impressive. It recognises the international and political debate which is pertinent in this field.'Emma Sutton, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia
'I loved the book and the concepts in it. I really like the case studies and the fact the book is relevant to all disciplines.'Claire Hooks, Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
'No other text that I am aware of brings together all the aspects that this text seeks to do which makes it a valuable resource.'
Daren Britt, Course Leader for BA Hons Criminology and Substance Misuse Interventions, University of Brighton -- Emma Sutton
This text brings together broad perspectives on substance misuse. The critical analysis in the chapters is a particular strength.
-- Dr Daren Britt, Senior Lecturer in Substance Misuse, University of Brighton
`This book is impressive in scope. It gives an overview of the context in which one may experience, support and seek to understand substance misuse disorder.'
-- Emma Sutton, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
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