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Hammersley, Richard and Phil Dalgarno.

Dunedin Academic Press


94 pages


Policy and practice in health and social care; 12


Hammersley (psychology, University of Hull) and Dalgarno (health and life sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University) look to Scottish culture to explain why Scotland has one of the highest rates of substance abuse in Europe and chart the evolution of Scottish drug policy over the past 30 years. They review the physical and social environments in which drug injecting first became common in Scottish housing schemes and look at how drug treatment practices have developed in response to drug injection, taking note of the creation of needle exchanges, the use of substitute prescribing, and the provision of specialized treatment services. In the final chapter the authors present their own perspective, which emphasizes the social norms approach. The book is distributed in the US by ISBS.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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