Substance Use and Abuse Sociological Perspectives
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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…
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
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|The Conflict Perspective|
|The Functionalist Perspective|
|The Rational Choice Perspective|
|The Social Control Perspective|
|The Social Disorganization Perspective|
|The Social Learning Perspective|
|The Social Reaction Perspective|
|The Subculture Perspective|
|About the Author|