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Description - Drug Use in Australian Society by Alison Ritter

Drug Use in Australian Society, second edition, brings together and outlines all the relevant concepts, theories and practices pertinent to understanding alcohol and other drug use in Australian society. It introduces the history of drug use in Australian society, outlines theoretical perspectives and explores public policy responses to drug use. It also has a focus on drug policy in action by exploring responses to prevention, treatment, legal issues, regulation and policing. NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew chapter 5. Images of Drugs in Popular CultureNew chapter 9. Drug Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy TreatmentsChapter 7. Primary Prevention heavily revisedDiscussion Questions expanded - useful for classroom discussion and to help students relate theory to practical situationsNew case study feature allows students to apply theoretical concepts to practical situationsCompletely updated with current policy and references.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780190306458
ISBN-10: 0190306459
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 172mm x 21mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: OUP Australia and New Zealand
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Alison Ritter

Alison Ritter is the Director of the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) and Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales. Trevor King is the Director of Programs at UnitingCare ReGen Alcohol and Drug Service. Nicole Lee is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University and director at 360Edge, a specialist consultancy for service and workforce development in the alcohol and other drug sector.

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