Drug Use in Australian Society

Second Edition

Alison Ritter, Trevor King, Nicole Lee

Drug Use in Australian Society

Second Edition

Alison Ritter, Trevor King, Nicole Lee

ISBN:

9780190306458

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

5 Oct 2017

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$100.99 NZD

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Description

Drug Use in Australian Society 2nd Edition brings together and outlines all the relevant concepts, theories and practices pertinent to understanding alcohol and other drug use in Australian society. It introduces the history of drug use in Australian society, outlines theoretical perspectives and explores public policy responses to drug use. It also has a focus on drug policy in action by exploring responses to prevention, treatment, legal issues, regulation and policing.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter 5. Images of Drugs in Popular Culture
  • New chapter 9. Drug Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Treatments
  • Chapter 7. Primary Prevention heavily revised.
  • Discussion Questions expanded – useful for classroom discussion and to help students relate theory to practical situations
  • New case study feature allows students to apply theoretical concepts to practical situations.
  • Completely updated with current policy and references

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Historical Perspectives on Drug Use and their Possible Implications for the Future
3. Epidemiology: Analysing Patterns of Drug Use and Harms
4. Frameworks for Understanding Drug Use and Societal Responses
5. Images of Drugs in Popular Culture
6. Drugs and the Internet
7. Primary Prevention for Alcohol and Other Drug Use among Australian Adolescents
8. Harm Reduction: Reducing the Harms from Drug Use
9. Drug Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Treatments
10. Psychosocial Treatments for Drug Problems
11. Drug Laws and Regulations
12. Drug Law Enforcement: Reducing the Supply of Drugs
13. Making Drugs Policy: Policy Models and Influences on Policy Processes

Authors

Alison Ritter – Director, Drug Policy Modelling Program (DRMP), Deputy Director, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of New South Wales

Trevor King – Director of Programs at UnitingCare ReGen Alcohol and Drug Service

Nicole Lee – Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University. Director at 360Edge, a specialist consultancy for service and workforce development in the alcohol and other drug sector

Alison Ritter is the Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) and Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. Trevor King is the Director of Programs at UnitingCare ReGen Alcohol and Drug Service. Nicole Lee is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University and director at 360Edge, a specialist consultancy for service and workforce development in the alcohol and other drug sector.

Reviews

Fraser & Moore, The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society, Cambridge University Press, 2011