Understanding and engaging with problematic substance use

Buchanan, Julian (2008) Understanding and engaging with problematic substance use. In: UNSPECIFIED Glyndŵr University Research Online.

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This chapter will introduce the reader to the complex issue of substance use. The term substance use rather than drug use includes all legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, prescribed substances such as benzodiazepines and anti-depressants, solvents such as aerosols and glue, and the more commonly known illicit substances such as crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis. The knowledge and value base underpinning policy and practice in this area is not without with confusion, conflict and contradiction. These tensions will be highlighted throughout the chapter. In keeping with the focus of the book on addressing offending the primary focus of the chapter will be to examine substance use which is more commonly associated with legal consequences to the individual and or others. The chapter will explore the changing patterns of substance use over recent decades, types of substance use, the legal context, the nature of ‘addiction’, the links with crime, before finally exploring what can be done to help problem substance users.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This is book chapter 14 from Addressing Offending Behaviour Context, practice and values. It was published in 2008 by Willan. Details of the book can be located here http://www.willanpublishing.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781843922438
Keywords: Drugs, addiction, substance misuse, offending, crime, dependence
Divisions: ?? GlyndwrUniversity ??
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/104

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