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Torsten Kolind, Betsy Thom & Geoffrey Hunt

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 1: Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction

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Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction
Central Social Science Theories in Drug and Alcohol Studies Introduction
Torsten KolindBetsy ThomGeoffrey Hunt
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 ...

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