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Addiction: Evolution of a Specialist Field

Addiction: Evolution of a Specialist Field

Griffith Edwards (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-14750-7

Apr 2008

408 pages

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$83.99

Description

Over recent years the study of addiction has moved from being a fragmented and under-developed area of science to become a forefront subject with its own identity. This book describes that fascinating process of evolution through a series of probing face-to-face interviews with the international scientists and other actors in the field who helped make the process happen.

  • Unique in-depth interviews with 30 influential figures who have shaped modern addiction science.

  • Ten commentaries from leading contemporary experts interpret this material by section.

  • Recent history as base for future research planning and policy development
Series Foreword.

Preface.

Addiction scientists from the USA.

Canadian addiction scientists.

Australians.

Tobacco researchers.

British drug researchers.

High policy in America.

Figures from post-war Europe.

Community activists, USA.

Interplay of research and policy in Scandinavia.

The specialist field.

Interviewees and Interviewers.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

""It's such a good book that I decided to buy 5 extra copies and use them as Christmas presents"" Professor Ilana Crome, Professor of Addiction Psychiatry / Academic Director of Psychiatry, Keele University Medical School
* Unique in-depth interviews with 30 influential figures who have shaped modern addiction science.
* Ten commentaries from leading contemporary experts interpret this material by section.
* Recent history as base for future research planning and policy development