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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.

The Limits of Evidence-Based Practice in the Pursuit of Specific Treatment Efficacy
The limits of evidence-based practice in the pursuit of specific treatment efficacy
Anders BergmarkLena Hbner
Introduction

For almost two decades, the necessity of establishing practices that are based on scientifically secured knowledge, also known as evidence-based practice (EBP), has constituted an important and growing international tendency in many different professional fields. The drive for a scientific underpinning for professional practice is most clearly developed within the medical field, but is also apparent in psychosocial, non-medical interventions.

As, on the whole, the actual establishment of EBP has not been realized – that it still has the character of a project, ‘a normative projection of the hopes invested in the future; a legitimacy of potential rather than of ...

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