Drugs and Social Context

Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Editors: Ronzani, Telmo Mota (Ed.)

  • Goes beyond the biomedical approach and analyzes the macrosocial factors related to drug use
  • Integrates contributions from psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology
  • Shows how some traditional approaches to drug use have served as mechanisms to legitimate social control, exploitation and maintenance of social exclusion
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About this book

This book goes beyond the traditional approaches to drug use and discusses the issue from a societal perspective, integrating contributions from different disciplines such as psychology, public health, anthropology, law, public policies and sociology to address specifically the social aspects of the phenomenon. Given its complexity, drug use demands a multidisciplinary approach from many different perspectives, but despite the vast literature about the topic, the majority of the books are restricted either to a purely medical perspective (focused mainly on treatment techniques) or to a criminological perspective (focused mainly on drug trafficking and organized crime).  

The social approach adopted in this volume challenges this dichotomy and analyzes both the social contexts to which drug use is related and the social and political consequences of the attitudes and policies adopted by governments and other social groups towards drug users, addressing topics such as: 

  • Drugs and poverty 
  • Drugs and gender
  • Drugs and race
  • Drugs and territory
  • Stigmatization of drug use
  • Prohibitionism

Given its broad and innovative approach, Drugs and Social Context - Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs will be of interest for researchers, clinicians and other health professionals, since the study of the social aspects of drug use is central to everyone who deals with the issue.

About the authors

Telmo Mota Ronzani is a professor of the Department of Psychology at the Federal University of Juiz Fora, Brazil.  Dr. Ronzani holds a PhD in Sciences from the Federal University of São Paulo and is an international expert in the area of alcohol and other drugs. He has published 6 books, 43 chapters and 101 scientific papers in the field, is an ad hoc advisor to the Brazilian government in the drug policy area and works as a collaborator and assessor of international organisms on drugs such as World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Inter-American Drug Control Commission (CICAD).

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72446-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72445-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drugs and Social Context
Book Subtitle
Social Perspectives on the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Editors
  • Telmo Mota Ronzani
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72446-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72446-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72445-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 114
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