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Tackling Addiction

Pathways to Recovery

by David Best(contrib.) ; Wendy Dawson(contrib.) ; George De Leon(contrib.) ; Brian Kidd(contrib.) ; Margaret Malloch(ed.) ; Tim McSweeney(contrib.) ; Mark Gilman(contrib.) ; Alex Stevens(contrib.) ; Betsy Thom(contrib.) ; Albert Zandvoort(contrib.) ; Rowdy Yates(ed.) ; Kuladharini Kuladharini(contrib.)
Tackling Addiction by David Best
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The issue of 'recovery' has been increasingly prioritised by policymakers in recent years, but the meaning of the concept remains ambiguous. This edited collection brings together the thoughts and experiences of researchers, practitioners and service users from the fields of health, addiction and criminal justice and centres on current developments in addiction policy and practice. Tackling Addiction examines what recovery, addiction and dependence really mean, not only to the professional involved in rehabilitation but also to each individual client, and how 'coerced treatment' fails to take account of recovery as a long-term and ongoing process. Chapters cover the influence of crime and public health in UK drug policy; the ongoing emphasis on substitute prescribing; the role of recovery groups and communities; and gendered differences in the recovery process and implications for responses aimed at supporting women.Tackling Addiction will be essential reading for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students in the fields of addiction, social care, psychology and criminal justice.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; March 2010
208 pages; ISBN 9780857003690
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Title: Tackling Addiction
Author: David Best; Wendy Dawson; George De Leon; Brian Kidd; Margaret Malloch; Tim McSweeney; Mark Gilman; Alex Stevens; Betsy Thom; Albert Zandvoort; Rowdy Yates; Kuladharini Kuladharini