First published in 1999, Illegal Drug Use in the United Kingdom provides a comprehensive review of information and interventions available in drug misuse in order to inform local drug policies. In keeping with the 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 counselling approaches and discuss work with special groups such as rural drug users, sex workers and club-goers. Although there are specialist textbooks on all aspects of addiction, this is the first text-book to bring together information in the framework used in the policy documents in the UK.

chapter 1|14 pages

European drug policy on supply and demand reduction

ByPaul Cook

chapter 2|12 pages

UK policy

ByBrian A. Kidd, Roger A.D. Sykes

chapter 3|16 pages

Education and drug misuse: school interventions

ByNiall Coggans, Sally Haw, Jonathan Watson

chapter 4|10 pages

Operational policing issues

ByTony Doyle

chapter 5|30 pages

Counselling for drug misuse

ByPat Lerpiniere

chapter 6|16 pages

Medical interventions

ByBrian A. Kidd, Roger A.D. Sykes

chapter 7|11 pages

Residential rehabilitation services

BySteven Dalton

chapter 8|20 pages

Drug services in rural areas

ByCharles Lind

chapter 9|10 pages

Working with women who use drugs

ByMary Hepburn

chapter 10|11 pages

The treatment of drug users in prison

ByJ. Kennedy Roberts, Brian A. Kidd

chapter 11|15 pages

Recreational drug use and the club scene

ByNatalie Morel

chapter 12|18 pages

Sex workers

ByMoira C. Paton

chapter 13|19 pages


ByMalcolm Bruce

chapter 14|18 pages

Issues in assessing the nature and extent of local drug misuse

ByMartin Frischer, Avril Taylor

chapter 15|13 pages

Creating a local strategy

ByCameron Stark, Brian A. Kidd