Responding to Drug Misuse: Research and Policy Priorities in Health and Social Care

1st Edition

Susanne MacGregor

Routledge
Published July 18, 2016
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781138985308 - CAT# Y209709

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Summary

Responding to Drug Misuse provides a unique insight into the current shape of the drugs treatment system in England.

Reporting findings from research linked to the government's ten year drugs strategy Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain, the book places these in the context of policy, practice, and service development. It goes on to discuss the implications of these findings for the government’s new strategy Drugs: Protecting Families and Communities. Throughout the book contributors reflect on current debates on drug strategies and social policy and consider the relevance of the findings for policy and practice. Topics discussed include:

  • recent trends in drug policy and how these link to crime
  • responses of dedicated drug treatment services
  • service users' perceptions and suggestions for improvement
  • the impact of drug misuse on children, families and communities.

This timely addition to the literature on drug misuse will be essential for substance use practitioners, including social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses. It will also supply helpful guidance for health and social care commissioners and policy providers.

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