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Drugs Alcohol and Social Problems

Drugs  Alcohol  and Social Problems Author James D. Orcutt
ISBN-10 0742528456
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 289
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The 14 clearly written articles included in this collection exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems

Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems Author Sarah Galvani
ISBN-10 9781847421166
Release 2012
Pages 286
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Guides readers through the research on and policy approaches to substance abuse and provides practical tips for good work practices.

Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author Linda A. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781305856578
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 608
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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work with Drug Alcohol and Substance Misusers

Social Work with Drug  Alcohol and Substance Misusers Author Anthony Goodman
ISBN-10 9781473904668
Release 2013-10-14
Pages 184
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It has long been recognised that clients with addiction problems need a skilled and thoughtful response when they come into contact with social services. However, students often find that policy and the law surrounding working with drug, alcohol and substance misusers can be complex and often unclear. This fully-revised third edition will help students cultivate the skills required to work effectively with clients and service users who misuse drugs and alcohol. There are clear introductions to the law and to social policy in this area, while the author considers how a holistic approach can be effective when working with this particular client group. Case studies and reflective exercises are used to draw out these key skills. The book also features sections on anti-oppressive practice with a focus on service user empowerment. With this third edition comes new material on social work practice with alcohol misusers, making this book even more essential reading for students and practitioners who want to engage with clients who struggle with addiction.

Current Issues in Alcohol drug Studies

Current Issues in Alcohol drug Studies Author Edith Lisansky Gomberg
ISBN-10 0866569650
Release 1989
Pages 215
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This provocative and controversial book challenges a number of widely held ideas in the alcohol/drug field by critically evaluating the bases of these ideas. The field of alcohol/drug studies is fraught with conflict and controversy, and each generation of researchers and practitioners seems to have its own special areas of conflict. In this new volume, experts focus on a number of important issues of current interest and controversy. Is alcoholism a “disease” or is it not? Should federal bans on drugs like heroin and cocaine be removed and will that solve, modify, or exacerbate the problem? Can the risk for alcoholism really be predicted? Professionals from a very wide variety of disciplines--medicine and biochemistry, psychiatry and psychology, philosophy, anthropology, law, social work, and journalism--present their very differing points of view on the perception of alcoholism as a disease and on public policy issues like proposed legislative controls over alcoholic beverages. Current Issues in Alcohol/Drug Studies touches upon a number of questions that will be of interest both to people in alcohol/drug research and in alcohol/drug treatment and prevention. Because it will undoubtedly stimulate further investigation and debate, researchers and policymakers will also find it useful.

Drugs Alcohol and Mental Health

Drugs  Alcohol and Mental Health Author Alan Cornwell
ISBN-10 0521437105
Release 1993-01-07
Pages 104
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Deals with all the mayor groups of drugs which are commonly misused.

The SAGE Handbook of Drug Alcohol Studies

The SAGE Handbook of Drug   Alcohol Studies Author Torsten Kolind
ISBN-10 9781473944190
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 742
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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: · Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies · Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.

Drugs Intoxication and Society

Drugs  Intoxication and Society Author Angus Bancroft
ISBN-10 9780745635330
Release 2009
Pages 220
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"Drugs and intoxication have been facts of human life for millennia. Across the world, many people use illicit drugs, smoke, and drink alcohol. Yet very little has been written about their experiences. Academics, politicians and media reporting on the topic tend only to consider intoxication when it manifests as a social problem. This book takes a more nuanced view, and examines drug and alcohol use from a wider number of perspectives. It discusses issues such as the history of drug and alcohol use, the attractions of intoxication to individuals, and the control and regulation of drugs and their users. It also examines evidence for the rise of the so-called 'pharmaceutical society', and asks whether society is on the cusp of a revolution in psychoactive substance use." --Book Jacket.

Mapping the Social Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

Mapping the Social Consequences of Alcohol Consumption Author Harald Klingemann
ISBN-10 9789401597258
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 170
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Research on alcohol-related consequences has traditionally focused mainly on health aspects of alcohol consumption or effects which can be more easily quantified or measured. It is evident that alcohol has many consequences which can be characterised as `social' in nature and which are not, or not only, medical and are directly health-related. Such consequences include violence, crime, and psychosocial factors. The increasing relevance of consequences of alcohol consumption other than medical is also reflected in the second European Action Plan 2000-2004 of WHO, aiming at the prevention and reduction of harm done by alcohol to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. This book attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of social consequences of alcohol consumption on the individual, group, organisational, and societal level. It is a result of a two-year collaborative study under the leadership of WHO-Euro with the participation of alcohol researchers from Finland, Germany, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland. Although the book was written by experts in the field, it is targeted not only at scientists, but at all people dealing with alcohol-related problems in practice.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice Author Arnold M. Washton
ISBN-10 1462504388
Release 2011-11-14
Pages 312
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Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.

Straight Talk Drugs and Alcohol

Straight Talk  Drugs and Alcohol Author Stephanie Paris
ISBN-10 9781433383250
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 48
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Readers are given helpful information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, including narcotics, hallucinogens, and prescription medications in this nonfiction book. Through detailed images, diagrams, informational text, an index, a glossary of terms, and a list of websites that provide additional information, readers are given the tools and information they need to educate themselves about addiction, drug abuse, the health and social issues that drugs and alcohol can cause, and how to say no to peer pressure.

Reconstructing Criminal Law

Reconstructing Criminal Law Author Nicola Lacey
ISBN-10 0521606047
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 912
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This text provides an alternative to the standard black letter criminal law text. The authors analyse central aspects of criminal law in the context of the assumptions surrounding it, using historical, political, sociological and philosophical sources and a variety of critical approaches.

Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency

Identification and Treatment of Alcohol Dependency Author Professor Colin R. Martin
ISBN-10 9781907830167
Release 2008
Pages 417
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Colin Martin has brought together an excellent set of contributors to produce a truly comprehensive text that will ensure all interested professionals can not only update their knowledge but also better understand each other’s roles and how best to help patients and clients through shared working to achieve a common goal of better health. This book is not just for people who see themselves as having a primary role in the field, but also for those – teachers, the police and family members – who live daily with its effects. Professor Dame Betty Kershaw University of Sheffield, UK Alcohol dependency represents an enduring problem for both the individual and wider society. Despite contemporary media coverage on increasingly dangerous levels of drinking in the United Kingdom, the fact remains that excessive alcohol consumption has been a distinguishing feature of Western society for generations. This book is arranged by a number of themed parts, largely representing the key areas in the process of facilitating access to effective clinical management. The book will also be of interest to the wider public who have an interest or concern in relation to alcohol dependency. Contents include: Part 1: Identification Part 2: Medical interventions Part 3: Psychological interventions Part 4: Contemporary issues in the identification and treatment of alcohol dependency Part 5: Clients with complex needs Part 6: Reproductive and developmental concerns

Teens and alcohol

Teens and alcohol Author James D. Torr
ISBN-10 PSU:000048590419
Release 2002
Pages 159
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Presents a series of articles on underage drinking and teen alcohol abuse that examine the issue from diverse viewpoints.

Indian Social Problems Vol 1

Indian Social Problems  Vol 1 Author G.R. Madan
ISBN-10 9788184244533
Release 1966-07-02
Pages 608
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This work is a comprehensive study of the social problems facing India at present. It is the first study of its kind and provides a coordinated picture of social problems confronted by India particularly after Independence. The revised editions now divided into five volumes. Volume One presents an analysis of the causes of Social and Personal Disorganization and deals with the problems of crime and juvenile delinquency, major social vices, maladjustment in institutions resulting in poverty and unemployment, population explosion, undernutrition, mass illiteracy, students’ indiscipline, moral degeneration, misuse of leisure, corruption, family disintegration and community conflicts in the form of casteism, provincialism, lingualism and communalism.

Drugs Across the Spectrum

Drugs Across the Spectrum Author Raymond Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781133594161
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 384
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DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM encourages you to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like Fact or Fiction and Thinking Critically questions, Goldberg offers an engaging book that helps readers personally understand the issues of drugs in society. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work in the 21st Century

Social Work in the 21st Century Author Morley D. Glicken
ISBN-10 9781483315027
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 696
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A student-friendly introduction to the field of social work, social welfare, and the profession of social work, social issues, and social welfare Designed to get students excited about the profession and thinking critically about what social workers do and how they operate within the larger system, this Second Edition explores social issues in the United States, looks at how the social welfare system attempts to resolve these issues, and considers the many roles assumed by professional social workers within the social welfare system. This edition offers new and revised coverage throughout and reflects recent current events, including the historic 2008 presidential election, catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and government responses.