Controversies In Drugs Policy And Practice

Author: Neil McKeganey
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365167
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The rapid deepening of the global drug problem has spurred increasingly heated debate over the best solutions. For example, should drug use be an issue for healthcare services or a matter of criminal justice? Is universal abstinence both unrealistic and undesirable? Does drug legalization offer a viable answer? This book provides a lively and thought-provoking account of some of the most pressing issues for policy makers and practitioners in the debate about drugs. Designed as a platform for further discussion, it presents the full spectrum of perspectives on chronic and contemporary challenges to drug policy and explores the reality for drug users, dealers, suppliers and producers. Drawing on an international evidence base, the author considers: ■ Drug enforcement measures: do they work and are they always ethical? ■ Addiction treatment: its purpose, cost and limitations; ■ Drug research: the strength of its impact on policy and practice; ■ Possible solutions: from classic criminalization to radical harm reduction. Both engaging and timely, Controversies in Drugs Policy and Practice is an essential read for all social science students taking modules related to drug use, addiction and treatment. It also makes illuminating reading for academics and practitioners working within the field.

Understanding Drug Misuse

Author: Jan Keene
Editor: Red Globe Press
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What do drug users think about their own drug use? This seldom-asked question is the focus of Jan Keene’s unique exploration of drug misuse. Covering the full breadth of medical, social and psychological approaches to drug use, this book offers analysis of the full range of drug-related problems, interwoven with frank – and often challenging – user perspectives. Combining theory and research evidence with extracts from the author's own interviews with drug users, this insightful text explores: — drug use, drug dependence and discussion of maintenance versus abstinence; — health risks, harm minimization and public health solutions; — social harm, social exclusion, and problems of community safety and crime; — practice implications for harm minimization, treatment, after-care and relapse prevention. With practical guidance that will shape all work directly related to drug policy or practice, Understanding Drug Misuse is a fundamental text for those studying substance abuse and addiction studies. It also makes fascinating reading for specialist and generic workers in the fields of health, social care and criminal justice.

Policy And Practice In The Justice System

Author: Carl Aaron McNeece
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN:
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The primary thrust of this readable volume is that justice social workers, juvenile justice specialists, correctional counselors, and victim advocates can rehabilitate offenders and facilitate the recovery of all victims of violent crimes. In this inspirational and timely book, twenty of the nation's leading experts in social work, sociology, and criminal justice have prepared original chapters on policies, programs, and innovated treatment approaches for victims and offenders. Subjects examined include juvenile, adult, policy, and practice issues, as well as the matter of education for justice system social work.

Drugs And Drug Policy In America

Author: Steven R. Belenko
Editor: Greenwood
ISBN:
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Explores highly controversial issues surrounding drug use, drug abuse, and the legalization of drugs.

Survey And Study Of Administrative Organization Procedure And Practice In The Federal Agencies

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations
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Legalization Of Illicit Drugs

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
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Issues And Controversies On File

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American Law Reports

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Pharmaceutics And Pharmacy Practice

Author: Gilbert S. Banker
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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File Size: 30,56 MB
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Use Of Advisory Committees By The Food And Drug Administration

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources Subcommittee
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Controversies In Managed Mental Health Care

Author: Arthur Lazarus
Editor: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
File Size: 70,55 MB
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Is another book about managed care really necessary? The answer to this question, like the answers to the 27 questions that form the centerpiece of this book, seems relatively straightforward. It elicits a simple "yes" or "no" and then gives pause to some doubt and consideration. The answer becomes unexpectedly elusive as it invites comment and closer inspection of the question at hand. This book is a "second generation" book on managed mental health care. It probes areas of uncertainty and tension in the managed care world. The editor selected topics that could be debated yet could also be addressed with authority. The spirited discussion that ensues captures conflict inherent in the managed care movement. The contributors are noted authorities who were proposed questions and who then answered them based on their experience, beliefs, and grasp of the literature. Each chapter is framed as a question and addresses a controversial area in managed mental health care. By virtue of the nature of the question, the content examined, and the expertise of the authors, the book reads as authoritative without sounding pretentious. By reading this book, mental health professionals will have a greater understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of managed care and a more realistic interpretation of managed care systems of the future.

Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines Policies

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics
Editor: Amer Academy of Pediatrics
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CD-ROM includes AAP clinical practice guidelines, policy statements, clinical and technical reports in searchable format.

Morality And Moral Controversies

Author: John Arthur
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This comprehensive anthology includes classic and contemporary readings in moral theory--a wide array of essays that address today's most philosophically interesting and controversial ethical and political issues. Includes an ethical theory overview; shows relevance of traditional and contemporary writers. KEY TOPICS: Features articles on self-interest and morality, rule utilitarianism and the conflict between duty and sentiment; Features readings on life and death, terrorism, internment in time of war, distribution of scarce medical resources and the survival lottery; Features essays on democracy, capitalism and its ethos, multiculturalism, identity and reparations. Extensive coverage of violence, terrorism, and war, as well as relativism and grounds of morality. MARKET: For those involved in social or political ethical decision making.

Bna S Health Care Policy Report

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New Internationalist

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Controversial Issues In Social Work Practice

Author: Robert Pruger
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
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File Size: 51,34 MB
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Part of the popular Controversial Issues series, this paperback text presents a series of debates on the most current issues and topics in the area of social work practice. This book will help students and instructors at every level to think through issues that may arise in everyday practice, such as whether social workers should support the use of hypnosis, whether repressed memory therapy should be relied upon, whether clinical social workers should be licensed, and more. The format stimulates discussion and critical thinking, and will help students appreciate some of the complex clinical as well as ethical issues that arise in practice and will encourage them to think through these issues for themselves.

The Handbook Of Drugs And Society

Author: Henry H. Brownstein
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118726790
File Size: 29,55 MB
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This handbook provides a comprehensive examination of the past and present roles of drugs in society with a focus on theory, research, policy, and practice. Includes 28 original chapters with multi-disciplinary and international perspectives by top social and behavioral scientists Reviews current knowledge in the field, including key research findings, theoretical developments, and methodological debates Identifies ongoing controversies in the field, emergent topics, and areas in need of further inquiry Discusses individual drugs as well as topics like physiological theories of drug use and abuse, public health implications of drugs, patterns of drugs and crime, international drug trade and trafficking, and designer drugs

Drugs Policy In Developing Countries

Author: Najmi Kanji
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN:
File Size: 30,91 MB
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This policy-relevant study grew out of an evaluation conducted by its authors - all scholars at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam - of the World Health Organization's Action Programme on Essential Drugs. Their review, involving 13 country studies and WHO's five regional offices, looks at how the idea of a rational drug policy in developing countries came about, evaluates the achievements in specific countries, and discusses some of the issues that remain to be resolved - particularly issues around AIDs, contraception and cost recovery. It should prove useful to policy makers and academics, teachers and students, managers and professionals, as well as international agencies in the health field.

School Health Practice

Author: William H. Creswell
Editor: William C Brown Pub
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File Size: 36,73 MB
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This comprehensive text provides extensive coverage of health in elementary and secondary schools. Completely updated, the tenth edition addresses controversial issues facing today's teachers and school administrators. The text effectively incorporates theory with practice, explaining the basis of school health programs in addition to discussing their implementation. School Health Practice instills in prospective teachers and school administrators the ability to create and maintain a successful school health program and a healthy atmosphere for all students.