Drug Use in Australia
Preventing Harm 2nd Revised edition
Drug Use in Australia by Margaret Hamilton
Book DescriptionDrug Use in Australia: Preventing Harm examines policy, prevention, and treatment responses to drug use, and details the social, economic, and political contexts of these approaches. Key sociological, historical, and psychological theories are described, with attention to social groups such as Aboriginal people, young people, and women. The book draws together the historical, policy, treatment, and cultural issues of drugs and drug use, and includes community responses. It represents the most recent and up-to-date thinking and research across a broad range of drug issues affecting Australian society. The second edition of this highly regarded book has been substantially revised and updated in response to changes in the field and includes, changes to drugs and drug use, treatments and, strategic approaches to policy and practice in Australian drug prevention. Structured in two parts, Part I outlines the biosocial and cultural context of drug use, while Part II deals with the various ways in which a harm-minimisation approach can be used in responding to drug use (the harm-minimisation perspective recognises that safety should be the first priority in dealing with the use of both legal and illicit drugs). The book concludes with a critical reflection on the limits of harm minimisation, a discussion of emerging areas of importance such as drugs in sport, and a glossary of key terms. By challenging prevailing and often simplistic views about drugs and drug use in Australia, the book is often provocative and always engaging. Written for undergraduate and graduate students undertaking drug and alcohol studies, as well as for practitioners working in public health and allied disciplines such as welfare and law enforcement, Drug Use in Australia offers long-ranging and unique insights into contemporary and future issues such as the changing nature of drugs and drug use in this digital age.
Buy Drug Use in Australia book by Margaret Hamilton from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780195514803
(229mm x 154mm x 19mm)
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Margaret Hamilton
Counting Through the Day, Hardback (June 2016)
Counting Through the Day leads us gently from morning to night, counting everything from two sturdy feet to twelve dry sticks for the fire. The rhythmic verse and simple everyday pleasures both soothe and delight, and make this the perfect companion book to Margaret Hamilton and Anna Pignataro's bestselling B is for Bedtime.
B Is For Bedtime, Hardback (March 2014)
A sleepy wander from A through to Zzzzz and off to bed.
Making of The Wizard of Oz, Paperback (October 2013)
Recounts the production of "The Wizard of Oz" by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio.
Drug Use and Australian Society, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by Margaret Hamilton
Drug Use and Australian Society provides readers with a broad understanding of the history of drug use in Australian society, outlines theoretical perspectives on drug use and explores public policy responses to drug use.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Drug Use in Australia book by Margaret Hamilton and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.