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Substance Use and Abuse Sociological Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 0275971392

ISBN-13: 9780275971397

Edition: 2002

Authors: Victor N. Shaw

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While the issues of substance use and abuse have been addressed from a variety of perspectives and approaches, the fundamental social issues have not been covered in any systematic way. This book represents the first academic effort to apply major sociological theories to the field of substance use and abuse in order to provide readers with a solid knowledge base from which they may develop more informed ideas about prevention, intervention, treatment, law enforcement, and social reactions to this ubiquitous social problem. Using a systematic framework, Shaw reviews the existing literature, explains key concepts, addresses fundamental issues, and discusses the policy implications for public…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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