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The pursuit of oblivion, a global history of narcotics 1500-2000.

Davenport-Hines' landmark book draws on a dazzlingly wide range of sources to show how narcotics such as opium, morphine, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, amphetamine, LSD and ecstasy came to have such an impact on Western society and how, in turn, that so ...

The content analysis guidebook

Content analysis is one of the most important but complex research methodologies in the social sciences. In The Content Analysis Guidebook author Kimberly Neuendorf provides an accessible core text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students acro ...

Drugs and work: responding to alcohol and drug problems in Australian workplaces.

An authoritative and comprehensive text on responding to alcohol and other drug-related harm in Australian workplaces. The majority of workplaces in Australia do not have formal policies and constructive responses to drug-related problems. Many responses ...

On sociology: numbers, narratives and the integration of research and theory.

On Sociology brings together a collection of essays from the last ten years by one of the best-known and influential British sociologist, John H. Goldthorpe. The essays are concerned with the intellectual discovery of contemporary sociology. The collectio ...

Addiction recovery tools: a practical handbook.

Addiction Recovery Tools: A Practical Handbook presents verified recovery tools with a methodical "when and how" approach for each available tool. Including both Western and Eastern methods, the book cataloges the motivational, medical-pharmaceu ...

Substance abuse sourcebook. Basic health-related information about the abuse of legal and illegal substance such as alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin; and including facts about substance abuse prevention strategies, inte

The most commonly used in the United States- alcoholkills an estimated 100,000 people annually, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Combined, alcohol and other d ...

Living with drugs.

"Now in its sixth edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable overview of drugs and drug taking. Michael Gossop has updated this edition to take account of the changes in drug use and in social responses to drug prob ...

Hepatitis C: an Australian perspective.

World-wide, an estimated 170 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus and 3 to 4 million people are newly infected each year. In Australia, hepatitis C is the most commonly notified communicable disease, with an estimated 200,000 people curr ...

Illegal drugs: a complete guide to their history, chemistry, use and abuse.

Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehen ...

Cocaine addiction: theory, research, and treatment.

It inspired written testimonials from William McKinley, Thomas Edison, and Sarah Bernhardt; merited a medal from Pope Leo XIII; produced "exhilaration and lasting euphoria" in Sigmund Freud. Once the stimulant of choice of the enlightened and th ...

Addiction: from biology to drug policy.

Drug addiction is a brain disease--that's the modern view and it is fully expressed in this up-to-date book. Among the many volumes on drugs written for lay readers, this one is unique in the breadth of its coverage and the depth of its science. The ...

Writing on drugs.

Through a series of close, fascinating examinations of writing on drugs via, among others, Coleridge on opium, Freud on cocaine, Michaux on mescaline, and Burroughs on all of them, Writing on Drugs combines literary criticism with both socio-cultural hist ...

Welcome to methadonia: a social worker's candid account of life in a methadone clinic.

Rachel Greene Baldino embarked on a year-long journey as a new professional in a methadone clinic. She was ecstatic that she would be starting her career in a full-fledged counselor's position. But was she prepared for what lay ahead? Her personal ac ...

Drug control in a free society.

Virtually all known human groups have devised and regularly used techniques for altering consciousness, among which alcohol and drugs are prominent. The authors offer a provocative analysis of the philosophical, sociological, and historical background of ...

Addiction treatment: theory and practice.

Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter iden ...

Drugs and crime: evaluating public policy initiatives.

Addressing critical areas of drug control and system improvement, this book provides a comprehensive examination of policy relevant research. Leading experts explore major problems related to drug trafficking and use, focusing on important policy initiati ...

The social psychology of drug abuse.

Is drug abuse a disease? What causes drug abuse? How can drug abuse be best prevented or treated? This concise and comprehensive overview unravels the complexities surrounding the definition, cause and treatment of drug abuse. The authors set out the diff ...

Practicing harm reduction psychotherapy: an alternative approach to addictions.

This book presents an innovative model for the treatment of clients with alcohol and substance abuse problems. For the first time, the goals and methods of harm reduction are incorporated into a multidimensional psychotherapeutic approach. Denning demonst ...

Treatment of addiction: current issues for art therapies.

The complexity of the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency is reflected in the constant changes in policy towards treatment and the many therapeutic models that exist. Using research, discussion of literature and clinical examples to illustrate theore ...

Substance and shadow: women and addiction in the United States.

In 1989 Jennifer Johnson was convicted of delivering a controlled substance to a minor. That the minor happened to be Johnson's unborn child made her case all the more complex, controversial, and ultimately, historical. Stephen R. Kandall, a neonatol ...