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NCJ Number: 182389 Find in a Library
Title: Illegal Drug Use in the United Kingdom: Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement
Editor(s): Cameron Stark; Brian A. Kidd; Roger A. D. Sykes
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 258
Sponsoring Agency: Ashgate
Brookfield, VT 05036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85742-431-X
Sale Source: Ashgate
Old Post Rd
Brookfield, VT 05036
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This overview of illegal drug use in the United Kingdom provides a comprehensive review of information and available interventions to inform local drug policies.
Abstract: In keeping with policy documents in both Scotland and England, the volume covers the breadth of possible interventions, rather than health care alone. Separate chapters review educational, policing, and counseling approaches and discuss work with special groups such as rural drug users, sex workers, and club goers. The volume also examines European drug policies on supply and demand reduction, school interventions, residential rehabilitation services, working with women who use drugs, and the treatment of drug users in prison. The editors consider issues in assessing the nature and extent of local drug use and note policies in the United Kingdom on drug use require a multi-faceted approach that involves many different agencies and groups. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug abuse in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Drug abuse in correctional facilities; Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; England; Europe; Foreign crime prevention; Scotland; United Kingdom (UK)
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