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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding Drug Misuse

Models of Care and Control

ISBN 9780230202436
Publication Date September 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Combining theory and research this clearly explains how each theoretical model contributes different types of solutions to 'the drug problem', whether it is treatment, harm minimization or social intervention. Using extracts from the author's own researchinterviews with drug users,it also offers a real insight into user perspectives.

JAN KEENEis an Emeritus Professor of Primary Care at the University of Reading, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. She has written four books and 36 papers in the drug misuse field, including population studies, service evaluations and studies of user views.

Care and Control: Drug Dependency, Health Risks and Social Harm
Drug Users' Perspectives on Drug Use and Dependence
Reducing Dependence: Approaches to Treatment
Drug Users' Perspectives on Health Risks
Harm Minimisation and Public Health
Drug Users' Perspectives on Social Harm
Reducing Social Harm: Social Inclusion and Crime Reduction
Working with Users: Motivation, Maintenance and Recovery
Aftercare: Relapse Prevention and Social Inclusion


'This is a good book that presents an accessible up-to-date summary of a particular current societal concern and will support many social workers [...] It offers an excellent insight into another world, or at least a specific context of the shared world - one that social workers must increasingly occupy.' - British Journal of Social Work
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