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Crome, IB and Ghodse, Hamid and Gilvarry, Eilish and McArdle, Paul, eds. (2004) Young people and substance misuse. London: The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Substance misuse is one of the most common and serious yet preventable risks to a young person’s health and development. This book provides an overview of the consequences of substance misuse, the interventions and services available, and, most importantly, the way forward for improving treatment and services. Young People and Substance Misuse brings international expertise together with a UK health care perspective. It will give the reader an in-depth understanding of the issues as well as suggesting practical solutions to a problem that affects so many aspects of the well-being of teenagers.

This is a book for all those who need to know more about the options for prevention and treatment – teachers, carers, parents, researchers and policy-makers as well as those working in the criminal justice system, social services and mental health care.

The book includes expert analysis of:
• Prevalence and routes to drug use.
• Misuse of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
• Parental, family and social influences.
• Treatment and prevention strategies.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
Call No
GC2, TA14
xii, 2
The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Place of Publication
Includes index and bibliographic references
Accession Number
HRB 3170 (Available), HRB 5094 (Available)

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