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Author Mold, Alex
Title Voluntary action and illegal drugs [electronic resource] : health and society in Britain since the 1960s / Alex Mold, Virginia Berridge
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Descript x, 242 p
Series Science, technology and medicine in modern history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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 -- 1980s. Rolling Back the State? The Central Funding Initiative for Drug Services -- Activism and Health: The Impact of AIDS -- 1990s-2000s. BusinessModels or the Revival of the State? -- Users: Service Users and the Drug User Movement
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on July 14, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
Illegal drug use has been seen as a major problem facing British society since the 1960s, butrelatively little consideration has been given to the way in which ordinary citizens sought to dealwith its consequences. By setting up voluntary organisations, groups and individuals attempted to offer a different approach to drug use and the problems thiscaused 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 andsocial care, and also in patient involvement. Drawing on extensive archival and interview based research, thisbook takes the voluntary activity around drugs as a case study throughwhich wider developments in the relationship between the state and civil society can be explored
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Link Original 9780230521407 0230521401 (DLC) 2010002706 (OCoLC)226357033
Subject Drug addiction -- Treatment -- Great Britain -- History
Drug addicts -- Great Britain -- History
Voluntarism -- Great Britain -- History
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Alt Author Berridge, Virginia
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