Youth and Substance Abuse

Youth and Substance Abuse


  • Release: 2016-11-30
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 212 page
  • ISBN: 9783319336756
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This book provides a sociological examination of young people’s pathways into, and out of, substance abuse. Drawing from in-depth, life-history interviews with over sixty young people who have experienced problematic drug use, the author uses participants’ narratives to throw light on the relationship between trauma and issues such as homelessness, crime and self-injury. Contesting the view that substance abuse is either a medical issue or individual failing, the book examines the wide variety of factors which lead to youth substance abuse such as extreme poverty and other structural factors. Whilst it does not overlook individual agency, the rich descriptions from young people's oral histories show us that the contexts in which agency was exercised, was often considerably constrained by significant structural forces. The sociological concept of 'situated choice', which is used to explain and understand how people make choices within their individual context, is used throughout the book as we witness young people wrestling to escape intergenerational disadvantage. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of Social Work, Social Policy, Youth Studies, Sociology and Health Studies.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse


  • Release: 2015-12-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 250 page
  • ISBN: 9781317855293
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Designed as a 'one-stop shopping' tool for anyone interested in or affected by substance abuse, this book provides detailed discussions that include the history, chemistry, biology, epidemiology, and salient characteristics of the most important and prevalent abused substances.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 1421 page
  • ISBN: 0781734746
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The premier text on substance abuse and addictive behaviors is now in its updated and expanded Fourth Edition, with up-to-the-minute insights from more than 150 experts at the front lines of patient management and research. This edition features expanded coverage of the neurobiology of abused substances, new pharmacologic therapies for addictions, and complete information on “club drugs” such as Ecstasy. New sections focus on addiction in children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly and women’s health issues, including pregnancy. The expanded behavioral addictions section now includes hoarding, shopping, and computer/Internet abuse. Includes access to a Companion wesbite that has fully searchable text.