Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse

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  • Copyright: 2013-09-10
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse addresses theoretical, practice and policy issues with regard to the problematic use of alcohol and illegal drugs.


  • Comprises chapters from some of the most internationally well-known academics and practitioners representing a range of different specializations and perspectives in the field
  • Presents a wide range of emerging evidence-based perspectives
  • Includes content relevant for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who work with individuals or policy related to drug and alcohol misuse
  • Areas covered include -  gender and substance use, working with children and families of substance misusers and  the emerging recovery movement

Author Biography

Willm Mistral is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bath, and for many years managed the Mental Health Research & Development Unit, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust. He has been involved in 75 research projects on substance misuse and mental health, and has published extensively. Dr. Mistral has provided consultation papers for the Welsh Assembly Government, for the Home Office Blueprint programme Involving Parents in Drugs Education, for the Department of Children, Schools and Families, and for Action on Addiction.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

About the Editor ix

Preface xi

1 Changing Perspectives on Problematic Drug Use 1
Richard Velleman

2 Formulating Effective Alcohol Policy: Not as Simple as it Sounds 23
Robin Davidson

3 Binge Drinking: Consumption, Consequences, Causes and Control 40
Willm Mistral

4 A Picture Tells a Thousand Stories: Young Women, Mobile Technology, and Drinking Narratives 59
Rebecca Brown

5 Exploring Emerging Perspectives on Gender and Drug Use 80
Karenza Moore and Fiona Measham

6 Embracing Children and Families in Substance-Misuse Treatment 98
Lorna Templeton

7 In Their Own Right: Developing Confidential Services for Children and Young People Affected by Parental Alcohol and Drug Use 118
Louise Hill

8 Screening for Alcohol Use Disorders 134
Lesley Smith

9 From Comorbidity to Multiple Health Behaviour Change 152
Amanda Baker, Sarah Hiles, Louise Thornton, Amanda Searl, Peter Kelly, and Frances Kay-Lambkin

10 Counselling in Intensive Structured Day Treatment: The Co-production of Recovery 170
Tim Leighton

11 Movements Towards Recovery 187
Willm Mistral and Stephen Wilkinson

12 How Current Drug Laws Impede Research and Clinical Treatments 206
David Nutt

Index 215

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