Description : Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems, a collection edited James D. Orcutt and David R. Rudy, includes 14 clearly written articles that exemplify the best of sociological scholarship on drug and alcohol problems. The readings strike a balance between constructionist, epidemiological, and ethnographic approaches to the study of drinking, drug use, and related problems such as domestic violence, crime, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. A general introduction and five section introductions written especially for this volume highlight basic theoretical questions and analytical themes that run through the articles. In contrast to many books on problems of substance use, Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Problems devotes equal attention to drug- and alcohol-related issues. The volume is organized around important theoretical and research approaches to the sociology of social problems, making it suitable for adoption as a supplement in undergraduate courses on social problems as well as for more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of drug and alcohol studies.
Description : Understand and learn how to effectively address the burgeoning social problem of homelessness, particularly among alcoholics and drug addicts. Although one study cannot provide a definitive statement on the best services for the homeless, the variety of services and evaluation approaches described in this insightful book begin the process of identifying effective recovery approaches for homeless men and women with alcohol and drug problems. Professionals involved in the development and implementation of nine community demonstration grants in Alaska, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania reflect upon the unique needs and opportunities in their communities and explain the features of their programs in regards to clients, project services, project implementation, and evaluation. In Treating Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Among Homeless Men and Women, you will read about specially targeted programs for women, Alaskan natives, American Indians, blacks, and Hispanics, homeless individuals with mental illness, clients who use both drugs and alcohol, chronic alcoholics, and cocaine addicts. You will also observe the varying philosophical and programmatic differences; the problems of implementing programs, including community resistance and staffing issues; and the procedures for assessing the outcome of their programs. In addition to a comprehensive review of each project, this exciting new volume also includes an overview of the efforts of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism with the homeless and implications for future policy and programming decisions. An important book for health care providers, program administrators, state and local officials, researchers, and educators.
Description : From terrorism to social inequality and from health care to environmental issues, social problems affect us all. The Encyclopedia will offer an interdisciplinary perspective into these and many other social problems that are a continuing concern in our lives, whether we confront them on a personal, local, regional, national, or global level.
Description : "Drugs and intoxication have been facts of human life for millennia. Across the world, many people use illicit drugs, smoke, and drink alcohol. Yet very little has been written about their experiences. Academics, politicians and media reporting on the topic tend only to consider intoxication when it manifests as a social problem. This book takes a more nuanced view, and examines drug and alcohol use from a wider number of perspectives. It discusses issues such as the history of drug and alcohol use, the attractions of intoxication to individuals, and the control and regulation of drugs and their users. It also examines evidence for the rise of the so-called 'pharmaceutical society', and asks whether society is on the cusp of a revolution in psychoactive substance use." --Book Jacket.
Description : Empower your students to become part of the solution. With a clear and upbeat voice, this thought-provoking overview of social problems challenges readers to understand and recognize social problems in their communities and inspires them to become part of the solution. The Fourth Edition of this popular book goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With an overarching focus on social inequalities and policy, this proven text provides a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking and inspires hope.
Description : Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as “Animals and Society,” “The Human Side,” and “Self and Society” enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This work is a comprehensive study of the social problems facing India at present. It is the first study of its kind and provides a coordinated picture of social problems confronted by India particularly after Independence. The revised editions now divided into five volumes. Volume One presents an analysis of the causes of Social and Personal Disorganization and deals with the problems of crime and juvenile delinquency, major social vices, maladjustment in institutions resulting in poverty and unemployment, population explosion, undernutrition, mass illiteracy, students’ indiscipline, moral degeneration, misuse of leisure, corruption, family disintegration and community conflicts in the form of casteism, provincialism, lingualism and communalism.
Description : Up-to-date and student-oriented, Goldberg’s four-color text encourages students to examine the motivation for drug use, social implications of drug use, legal ramifications, and factors affecting how drugs interact with the human body. It provides a look at the history and culture surrounding drug use and abuse, key information regarding specific types of drugs, and a review of drug treatment, education, and prevention approaches and programs. Utilizing active learning features like Fact or Fiction and Thinking Critically questions, DRUGS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, SIXTH EDITION engages and educates students about the topics and issues related to drugs in society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : This book is an economical introduction to social problems with a built-in study guide, emphasizing an applied approach that looks at the interplay between research and policy in finding solutions. This book explores the nature and extent of social problems, documents the advances and setbacks that we as a society have made, and analyzes what works and what doesn't work regarding solutions to todays problems. This straightforward book helps readers study this constantly changing field by applying social science research to the solutions of some of the most difficult and controversial problems confronting the United States and the world today. Designed for those interested in social problems, sociology or social sciences.
Description : Guides readers through the research on and policy approaches to substance abuse and provides practical tips for good work practices.