Substance Use and Abuse

Victor N. Shaw

Whereas the problems of substance use and abuse have been addressed from quite a lot of views and approaches, the elemental social points haven’t been lined in any systematic method. This e book represents the primary educational effort to use main sociological theories to the sphere of substance use and abuse so as to present readers with a stable data base from which they could develop extra knowledgeable concepts about prevention, intervention, remedy, regulation enforcement, and social reactions to this ubiquitous social downside. Utilizing a scientific framework, Shaw opinions the prevailing literature, explains key ideas, addresses basic points, and discusses the coverage implications for public well being, social management, group, and work. This complete sociological remedy of substance use and abuse is important studying for educators in public coverage, sociology, criminology, and deviance.

Making use of the most important sociological theories of anomie, profession, battle, functionalist, rational selection, social management, social disorganization, social studying, social response, and subculture views, Shaw offers an vital overview of the problems concerned with substance use and abuse. By using such an strategy, he demonstrates that public views, governmental insurance policies, intervention methods, and prevention programming may be knowledgeable by the totally different sociological theories. This distinctive consideration and evaluation illustrates that no single view on substance use and abuse is absolute or sacred. Due to this fact, contemplating the problems from quite a lot of sociological views will convey better understanding to a pervasive social downside that continues to plague American society.