Home > Books > Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour
Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour
View PDF

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour

Publication Year: 2012
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Pates, Richard; Riley, Diane
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-405-18297-3
  • Description
  • Details

Written by an international team of contributors, this text provides an essential panorama of harm reduction in the 21st century for educators and researchers in addiction and public health, postgraduate students and policy makers.

Harm Reduction is a philosophy of public health intended as a progressive alternative to the prohibition of certain potentially dangerous lifestyle choices. Recognising that certain people always have and always will engage in behaviours which carry risks, the aim of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers and health risks associated with those behaviours.

The book offers a comprehensive exploration of the policy, practice and evidence base of harm reduction. Starting with a history of harm reduction, the book addresses key ethical and legal issues central to the debates and developments in the field. It discusses the full range of psychoactive substances, behaviours and communities with chapters on injecting, dance drugs, stimulant use, tobacco harm reduction, alcohol use and sex work.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Pates, Richard; Riley, Diane
  • ISBN: 978-1-405-18297-3
  • Specialty:
    Psychology
    Substance Abuse
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 488
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2012

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
GIDEON: Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Online Network Features up-to-date information and visual tools for diagnosing diseases and following the latest trends in epidemiology and treatment.
JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
Journal of Hospital Medicine This journal is the premier publication for dissemination of research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine.
JOTM
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® Original articles highlighting the latest in clinically relevant basic science of musculoskeletal diseases and their treatments.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
The Digital Echo Atlas: A Multimedia Reference
Provides expert clinical guidance and real-world cases throughout, ensuring that this resource is a go-to learning and reference tool useful for clinicians in the cardiology field.

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Relevant Surgical Exposures, 2nd Edition
Concise, lavishly illustrated reference designed to assist today’s orthopaedic surgeons in a crucial task: choosing and executing the exposure necessary for a given procedure.