Illegal Drug Use in the United Kingdom: Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Illegal Drug Use in the United Kingdom

Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, 1st Edition

Edited by Cameron Stark, Brian A. Kidd, Roger A.D Sykes


249 pages

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First published in 1999, Illegal Drug Use in the United Kingdom provides a comprehensive review of information and interventions available in drug misuse in order to inform local drug policies. In keeping with the policy documents in both Scotland and England, the volume covers the breadth of possible interventions, rather than health care alone. Separate chapters review educational, policing and counselling approaches and discuss work with special groups such as rural drug users, sex workers and club-goers. Although there are specialist textbooks on all aspects of addiction, this is the first text-book to bring together information in the framework used in the policy documents in the UK.

Table of Contents

1. European Drug Policy on Supply and Demand Reduction. Paul Cook. 2. UK Policy. Brian A. Kidd and Roger A.D. Sykes. 3. Education and Drug Misuse: School Interventions. Niall Coggans, Sally Haw and Jonathan Watson. 4. Operational Policy Issues. Tony Doyle. 5. Counselling for Drug Misuse. Pat Lerpiniere. 6. Medical Interventions. Brian A. Kidd and Roger A.D. Sykes. 7. Residential Rehabilitation Services. Steven Dalton. 8. Drug Services in Rural Areas. Charles Lind. 9. Working with Women who use Drugs. Mary Hepburn. 10. The Treatment of Drug Users in Prison. J. Kennedy Roberts and Brian A. Kidd. 11. Recreational Drug Use and the Club Scene. Natalie Morel. 12. Sex Workers. Moira C. Paton. 13. Co-Morbidity. Malcolm Bruce. 14. Issues in Assessing the Nature and Extent of Local Drug Misuse. Martin Frischer and Avril Taylor. 15. Creating a Local Strategy. Cameron Stark and Brian A. Kidd.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General