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Coomber, Ross and McElrath, Karen and Measham, Fiona and Moore, Karenza (2013) Key concepts in drugs and society. London: Sage .


Why do people take drugs? How do we understand moral panics? What is the relationship between drugs and violence? How do people's social positions influence their involvement in drug use? Insightful and illuminating, this book discusses drugs in social contexts. The authors bring together their different theoretical and practical backgrounds, offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction that opens up a wide scientific understanding moving beyond cultural myths and presuppositions.

This is an invaluable reference source for students on criminology, sociology and social sciences programmes, as well as drug service practitioners such as drug workers, social workers and specialist nurses.

Item Type:Book
Date:2013
Call No:MC
Pages:208 p.
Publisher:Sage
Place of Publication:London
ISBN:9781446291368
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Accession Number:HRB 5267 (Available)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Theory of substance use
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Type of society and culture

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