Britain, like almost everywhere else, has a burgeoning drug problem. Finding ways of dealing with this problem is a major platform of government policy and a great deal has been made of the impact of treatment on drug users. Drug Treatment: What Works? is a cutting edge survey of the latest developments in these treatments, and it sets out to ask some of the crucial questions in the treatment of drug abusers; including:
- Which treatments work with what sorts of abusers?
- What are the key indicators of likely success?
- Does coercion work or must treatment be freely entered into?
- Is drug testing an essential backup for successful treatment?
Featuring contributions from some the leading figures in this field, Drug Treatment: What Works? will be essential reading for students, academics and professionals studying drug treatment in the areas criminology, social policy and medicine.
‘Overall the book provides an honest and credible initiation into the complex issues surrounding substance misuse treatment. It makes a worthy attempt to answer the questions it sets itself and goes some way to address the field’s turbulent configuration of treatment options and outcome measures – a great achievement given the meagre evidential material with which to draw upon’ – Youth Policy