- integrates components from biological variables, psychosocial variables, cultural-historical variables, and the self, providing multidisciplinary perspective.
Locating drug abuse in wider historical and cultural contexts allows clinicians to evaluate more clearly the constellation of factors responsible for drug-related problems
- illustrating the value of a cultural-historical perspective in conceptualizing, preventing, and treating substance abuse problems also serves to highlight consequent public policy implications.
- chapters open with introductions and conclude with summaries and end notes to frame the content of each chapter for students.
New Forms, New Modes, new Substances: The Impact of Technological Change on Drug Use