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The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies
Two-Volume Set

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October 2016 | 1 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The use of substances across the world has been increasing in the last 25 years, coupled with a rising political focus on both illegal and legal drug use.  Split into two volumes to give a complete overview, this landmark publication maps out the debate on drugs and alcohol.  Volume one investigates social science theory on the subject and volume two addresses biological approaches. Topics covered range from anthropology and neo-colonialism to toxicology and screening.

The chapters are interdisciplinary in scope, and draw on perspectives including from sociology, criminology, healthcare, social care, neurology, psychology, pharmacology and economics.

It is valuable reading for students, researchers, academics and professionals working in this area.

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Torsten Kolind

Kim Wolff

Kim Wolff is Professor of Addiction Science, at King's College London and has worked in the Addiction field for the last 25 years. Her PhD thesis investigated the pharmacokinetics of methadone in heroin dependent drug addicts at the Research School of Medicine, University of Leeds. Professor Wolff's main research interest is concerned with biomarkers of substance misuse and she has acted as an expert advisor to the UK Government National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA); the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in this regard. Her work has led to... More About Author

Betsy Thom

Geoffrey Hunt

Steven Karch

Steven Karch received his undergraduate degree from brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, in the US. He attended graduate school in anatomy and cell biology at Stanford. He received his MD from Tulane University in New Orleans, did postgraduate training in Neuropathology at the Royal London Hospital and in Cardiac Pathology, also at Stanford University. Dr Karch is a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians London. He served as a cardiac pathologist at the office of the San Francisco Medical Examiner, publishing a number of books and papers when he worked there. Dr Karch is the... More About Author

Jason White

Jason White is Professor of Pharmacology and Head, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia. He has published extensively in the pharmacology of addictive drugs, particularly opioids and stimulants, and in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependence. He has experience in the management of alcohol and drug problems and in the provision of expert evidence related to drug effects in civil and criminal matters. He is currently Co-Chair of the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.  More About Author

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ISBN: 9781473912427
£265.00