Key Concepts in Substance Misuse

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse

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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 readersa€™ assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readersa€™ knowledge It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.The legislation is only concerned with drugs that are banned or only permissible for use in scientific and medical efforts and therefore for instance does not cover the use of alcohol or nicotine. The purposes of the 1971 Act are to provideanbsp;...

Title:Key Concepts in Substance Misuse
Author:Aaron Pycroft
Publisher:SAGE - 2015-02-23


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