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Beating the Dragon: the recovery from dependent drug use / James McIntosh & Neil McKeganey

£17.99

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Publication date: 2002. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition, with little sign of wear except for a short crease at the bottom of the back cover. There is a slight stain on the page edges at the top near the back of the book, but it does not show on the pages as they are read. Internally, the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: Suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses on drug use/misuse principally in departments such as Sociology, Law, Cultural and Media Studies, and Psychology. Also particularly relevant for students taking courses leading to a profession, such as nurses and social workers. The use of illegal drugs is widespread in many societies. Within many western societies particular concern has been focused on the nature and extent of illegal drug use amongst young people. In much of the media coverage an impression is often conveyed that the use of illegal drugs other than cannabis is a one way street leading inevitably to addiction, destitution, family breakdown and death. This impression fails to grasp the fact that most drug users do not become addicts and most addicts do not die. The perception of addiction as a fixed end point characterised by personal and social dissolution fails to recognise that many dependent drug users, even after a period of prolonged dependent drug use, nevertheless still manage to overcome their dependence upon illegal drugs. This process of recovery, either with or without the assistance of helping agencies, has been variously described by researchers, drug counsellors, clinicians and others.

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Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0130871710
ISBN-13:
9780130871718
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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Publication date: 2002. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition, with little sign of wear except for a short crease at the bottom of the back cover. There is a slight stain on the page edges at the top near the back of the book, but it does not show on the pages as they are read. Internally, the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked. Content: Suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses on drug use/misuse principally in departments such as Sociology, Law, Cultural and Media Studies, and Psychology. Also particularly relevant for students taking courses leading to a profession, such as nurses and social workers. The use of illegal drugs is widespread in many societies. Within many western societies particular concern has been focused on the nature and extent of illegal drug use amongst young people. In much of the media coverage an impression is often conveyed that the use of illegal drugs other than cannabis is a one way street leading inevitably to addiction, destitution, family breakdown and death. This impression fails to grasp the fact that most drug users do not become addicts and most addicts do not die. The perception of addiction as a fixed end point characterised by personal and social dissolution fails to recognise that many dependent drug users, even after a period of prolonged dependent drug use, nevertheless still manage to overcome their dependence upon illegal drugs. This process of recovery, either with or without the assistance of helping agencies, has been variously described by researchers, drug counsellors, clinicians and others.

Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 23 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0130871710
ISBN-13:
9780130871718
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Prentice Hall

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