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McKeganey, Neil (2011) Controversies in drugs policy and practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

The rapid deepening of the global drug problem has spurred increasingly heated debate over the best solutions. For example, should drug use be an issue for healthcare services or a matter of criminal justice? Is universal abstinence both unrealistic and undesirable? Does drug legalization offer a viable answer?

This book provides a lively and thought-provoking account of some of the most pressing issues for policy makers and practitioners in the debate about drugs. Designed as a platform for further discussion, it presents the full spectrum of perspectives on chronic and contemporary challenges to drug policy and explores the reality for drug users, dealers, suppliers and producers.

Drawing on an international evidence base, the author considers:
• Drug enforcement measures: do they work and are they always ethical?
• Addiction treatment: its purpose, cost and limitations;
• Drug research: the strength of its impact on policy and practice;
• Possible solutions: from classic criminalization to radical harm reduction.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
2011
Call No
MP18.2
Pages
xii, 1
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication
Basingstoke
ISBN
978-0
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4973 (Available)

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