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With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible takes a critical look at the key contemporary issues and debates in the field. The 39 chapters are divided into three parts: Part I Central Social Science Theories Drug and Alcohol Studies Part II Pillars in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies Part III Controversies and New Approaches in Social Science Drug and Alcohol Studies This Handbook is an excellent reference text for the growing number of academics, students, scientists and practitioners in the drug and alcohol studies community.
Chapter 1: Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction
Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction
The growing importance of drug and alcohol research for policy and intervention
Our general aim in producing this Handbook has been to map drug and alcohol research disciplines and to illustrate the contribution of different disciplines to the study of substance use. To our knowledge no such map currently exists. This map includes historical perspectives, and contemporary theoretical paradigms, it provides a state-of-the-art current debates and controversies, as well as sketching out emerging themes and new developments in the field.
In the last two to three decades, the interest in drug and alcohol issues has increased markedly in many societies. This is due both ...