Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse
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Copy Web Catalog: Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse addresses theoretical, practice and policy issues with regard to the problematic use of alcohol and illegal drugs. * Comprises chapters from some of the most internationally well-known academics and practitioners representing a range of different specializations and perspectives in the field * Presents a wide range of emerging evidence-based perspectives * Includes content relevant for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who work with individuals or policy related to drug and alcohol misuse * Areas covered include - gender and substance use, working with children and families of substance misusers and the emerging recovery movement
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Product details

  • Hardback | 230 pages
  • 163 x 237 x 17mm | 444g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1118306643
  • 9781118306642

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Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse addresses theoretical, practice and policy issues regarding problematic use of alcohol and illegal drugs, and presents a wide range of emerging evidence-based perspectives. Internationally recognized leading experts, from a variety of specializations in substance misuse, cover the development of drug and alcohol policies; the rise of excessive alcohol consumption; gender and substance use; working with children and families of substance misusers; new ways forward in professional practice; the emerging recovery movement, and the restrictions that misguided policies place on research and clinical advancement. The result is a book which is vital to professionals charged with devising and delivering policies and interventions to reduce alcohol- and drug-related harm, as well as academics studying addictive behaviors.
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Table of contents

Contributors vii About the Editor ix Preface xi 1 Changing Perspectives on Problematic Drug Use 1 Richard Velleman 2 Formulating Effective Alcohol Policy: Not as Simple as it Sounds 23 Robin Davidson 3 Binge Drinking: Consumption, Consequences, Causes and Control 40 Willm Mistral 4 A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories: Young Women, Mobile Technology, and Drinking Narratives 59 Rebecca Brown 5 Exploring Emerging Perspectives on Gender and Drug Use 80 Karenza Moore and Fiona Measham 6 Embracing Children and Families in Substance-Misuse Treatment 98 Lorna Templeton 7 In Their Own Right: Developing Confidential Services for Children and Young People Affected by Parental Alcohol and Drug Use 118 Louise Hill 8 Screening for Alcohol Use Disorders 134 Lesley Smith 9 From Comorbidity to Multiple Health Behaviour Change 152 Amanda Baker, Sarah Hiles, Louise Thornton, Amanda Searl, Peter Kelly, and Frances Kay-Lambkin 10 Counselling in Intensive Structured Day Treatment: The Co-production of Recovery 170 Tim Leighton 11 Movements Towards Recovery 187 Willm Mistral and Stephen Wilkinson 12 How Current Drug Laws Impede Research and Clinical Treatments 206 David Nutt Index 215
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Review quote

This book goes a long way to filling that gap and I will be adding this text as essential reading for my students. I recommend it to the readers of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. (Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 1 December 2014) The book skilfully and succinctly summarises current knowledge about substance misuse, along with thought-provoking perspectives on the wider issues related to an individual s use and the impact it has on themselves and society. In doing so, it provides a valuable snapshot view of topics, which students and professionals might further explore. (DrugLink, 1 March 2014) "The essays address such diverse topics as drug criminalization law, alcohol policy, screening for alcohol disorders, and various aproaches to addiction treatment. While the essays are not tightly interrelated, they provide a broad view of current trends in drug use research that may particularly help researchers in the US to keep abreast of developments in other parts of the world." (Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, May 2014)
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About Willm Mistral

Willm Mistral is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath, and for many years managed the Mental Health Research & Development Unit, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust. He has been involved in 75 research projects on substance misuse and mental health, and has published extensively. Dr. Mistral has provided consultation papers for the Welsh Assembly Government, for the Home Office Blueprint programme Involving Parents in Drugs Education, for the Department of Children, Schools and Families, and for Action on Addiction.
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