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by Susanne MacGregor

ePub Responding to Drug Misuse: Research and Policy Priorities in Health and Social Care download
Author:
Susanne MacGregor
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978-0415474702
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0415474701
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Routledge; 1 edition (October 19, 2009)
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Social Sciences
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Responding to Drug Misuse book. Throughout the book contributors reflect on current debates on drug strategies and social policy and consider the relevance of the findings for policy and practice.

Responding to Drug Misuse book.

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The current health and social care policy context is in the midst. of tremendous change. Within this 'modernisation agenda' the mental health of looked after children has received welcome attention, and this in turn has stimulated a major expansion in specialist mental health services for looked after children across the UK. However, despite what we know about some of the problems looked after children face, we know very little about what is effective.

Responding to Drug Misuse provides a unique insight into the current shape of the drugs treatment system in England.

Hove, Sussex: Routledge. 39, pp. 247, hbk. RICHARD HAMMERSLEY (a1).

Susanne MacGregor, MyiLibrary. The Drugs in Question: definitions; extent of problem; drugs as a political issue. Previous: The politics of drug control. Library availability.

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New Jersey, Transaction Books.

Hove East Sussex, Routledge. D. Downes (1977) ‘The drug addict as folk devil’ In P. Rock (e. Drugs and Politics. New Jersey, Transaction Books. K. Duke (2013) ‘From crime to recovery: the reframing of British drug policy’ Journal of Drug Issues, 43, 39–55.

Responding to Drug Misuse provides a unique insight into the current shape of the drugs treatment system in England.

Reporting findings from research linked to the government's ten year drugs strategy Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain, the book places these in the context of policy, practice, and service development. It goes on to discuss the implications of these findings for the government’s new strategy Drugs: Protecting Families and Communities. Throughout the book contributors reflect on current debates on drug strategies and social policy and consider the relevance of the findings for policy and practice. Topics discussed include:

recent trends in drug policy and how these link to crime responses of dedicated drug treatment services service users' perceptions and suggestions for improvement the impact of drug misuse on children, families and communities.

This timely addition to the literature on drug misuse will be essential for substance use practitioners, including social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses. It will also supply helpful guidance for health and social care commissioners and policy providers.