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Voluntary action and illegal drugs : health and society in Britain since the 1960s /
Alex Mold and Virginia Berridge.
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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x, 242 p.
ISBN
0230521401 (hbk.), 9780230521407 (hbk.)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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0230521401 (hbk.)
9780230521407 (hbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: Introduction * PART I: 1960s-1970s * The 'Old': Self-help, Phoenix House and the Rehabilitation of Drug Users * The 'New'? New Social Movements and Release * Drug Voluntary Organisations and the State in the 1960s and 1970s * PART II: 1980s * Rolling Back the State? The Central Funding Initiative for Drug Services * Activism and Health: The Impact of AIDS * PART III: 1990s-2000s -- * Business Models or the Revival of the State? * Users: Service Users and the Drug User Movement -- * Conclusion * Bibliography.
abstract
"Through a study of the voluntary activity around illegal drug use since the 1960s, this book explores wider issues in the changing relationship between the state and the individual in the making, provision and delivery of public services, and addresses the history of key issues in the development of contemporary health and social policy"--
catalogue key
7167753
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alex Mold is Lecturer in History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also the author of Heroin: The Treatment of Addiction in Twentieth Century Britain (2008). Virginia Berridge is Professor of History at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health. She is the author of books and articles on the history of health with a focus on drugs, other substances, public health and health policy.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Drawing on extensive archival and interview based research, this book takes the voluntary activity around drugs as a case study through which wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society can be explored.
Description for Bookstore
A unique exploration of the changing ideas about voluntarism and health care within society in Britain since the 1960s by considering the work of voluntary organisations with illegal drug users
Long Description
Illegal drug use has been seen as a major problem facing British society since the 1960s, but relatively little consideration has been given to the way in which ordinary citizens sought to deal with its consequences. By setting up voluntary organisations, groups and individuals attempted to offer a different approach to drug use and the problems this caused to that being put forward by the state. This could be through lobbying for change and also in the form of service provision. Significantly, innovations in the drugs field often prefigured wider developments in voluntarism, in health and social care, and also in patient involvement. Drawing on extensive archival and interview based research, this book takes the voluntary activity around drugs as a case study through which wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society can be explored.
Main Description
Through a study of the voluntary activity around illegal drug use since the 1960s, this book explores wider issues in the changing relationship between the state and the individual in the making, provision and delivery of public services, and addresses the history of key issues in the development of contemporary health and social policy.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
1960s-1970s
The 'Old': Self-help, Phoenix House and the Rehabilitation of Drug Usersp. 19
The 'New'? New Social Movements and the Work of Releasep. 39
Drug Voluntary Organisations and the State in the 1960s and 1970sp. 57
1980s
Rolling Back the State? The Central Funding Initiative for Drug Servicesp. 83
Activism and Health: The Impact of AIDSp. 101
1990s-2000s
Business Models or the Revival of the State?p. 123
Users: Service Users and the Drug User Movementp. 145
Conclusionp. 167
Notesp. 179
Bibliographyp. 215
Indexp. 233
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