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Please note that all orders for DrugScope publications are handled by our distributor HIT

Welcome to DrugScope's publications catalogue

Please note that all orders for DrugScope publications are handled by our distributor HIT Email HIT here stuff@hit.org.uk or by phone on 0844 412 0972

DrugScope Members receive a 10% discount on prices.

The Essential Guide to Problem Substance Use During Pregnancy

The Essential Guide to Problem Substance Use During Pregnancy

“Required reading. It is the ‘essential guide’.” Joy Barlow MBE, Head of STRADA.

The latest in DrugScope’s series of professional resource books, The Essential Guide to Problem Substance Use During Pregnancy, is the go-to reference guide for all practitioners who provide care to women who use drugs or alcohol before, during and after their pregnancy. This unique text establishes a ‘framework for care,’ synthesising the latest good practice advice, official guidelines and research knowledge. Drug and alcohol workers, midwives, nurses, health visitors, GPs, social workers, and students from all these disciplines will find this guide invaluable.

ZZ30 - The Essential Guide to Problem Substance Use During Pregnancy

Size: Each book 170 x 239mm

£15.25 for DrugScope members
£16.95 for non members

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Essential guide to drugs and alcohol

The Essential Guide to Drugs and Alcohol - 2010 edition

With half a million copies sold since its launch in 1982 and now in its 14th edition, The Essential Guide to Drugs and Alcohol is indispensable to everyone with a professional interest in the field. With an A-Z of illicit substances including new sections on BZP, mephedrone and naphyrone, a jargon buster of key sector terms and accessible tables on seizure stats and prevalence, the guide pulls together vital information in an easily digestible way.

ZZ21 - The Essential Guide to Drugs and Alcohol - 2010 edition

Size: Each book 170 x 239mm

£14.95
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Guide to working with young people about drugs and alcohol cover

The Essential Guide to Working with Young People about Drugs and Alcohol

This new title in the Essentials Series has been written by professionals whose day job involves working with young people about drug and alcohol issues. These practitioners may have been involved in researching young people’s needs with respect to drugs and alcohol, developing national or local policy, or implementing that policy at a local level. They have distilled their experience and knowledge into short accessible chapters which provide an introduction to their subject. Covers education and prevention, criminal justice interventions, working with families, youth projects and much more.

ZZ68 - The Essential Guide to Working with Young People

Size: Each book 170 x 239mm

£14.95
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Read the review (PDF 273 KB) from Youth Work Now magazine.

Student reader

The Essential Student Reader on Drugs

The Essential Student Reader on Drugs is a fully updated edition of Drugs: your questions answered bringing together articles and extracts from books from the UK's leading drug experts to help answer some of the most popular quations sent into DrugScope information service including: 'How many drug users are there?', 'What are the costs associated with problem drug use?', 'What are the UK's anti-drug strategies?', and 'Where to get help'. This book is aimed at all students doing projects or dissertations on drugs and drug use from A-level upwards - including those at college, university or doing pre-vocational or in-service training.

ZZ67 - The Essential Student Reader on Drugs

Size: Each book 170 x 239mm

£12.95
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Drug service commissioner

The Essential Commissioner

Written by Paul Hanton, the Essential Commissioner is an absolute must read for those new to a position often the subject of much misunderstanding and criticism from service providers.

ZZ64 - The Essential Commissioner

Size: Each booklet 170 x 239mm - 65 pages

£12.95
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Drug service manager

The Essential Drug Service Manager

Written by Ian Robinson, The Essential Service Manager is especially aimed at the newly appointed manager and covers all aspects of the job from relationships with funders and partners through to finance, staff management and service user involvement.

ZZ65 - The Essential Service Manager
Size: Each booklet 170 x 239mm - approx 90 pages

£12.95
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Drug and alcohol worker

The Essential Drug and Alcohol Worker

Written by Tim Morrison, the Essential Drug and Alcohol Worker is a comprehensive and fully referenced handbook for frontline workers with detailed, but highly accessible explanations of the treatment system, the care process and the essentials of professional practice.

ZZ66 - The Essential Drug Worker
Size: Each booklet 170 x 239mm - 218 pages

£12.95
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Drug workers

Drug Workers: What you need to know about: Mental Health, Welfare Rights, Housing, Blood-Borne Viruses, Young People.Children of Drug-Using Parents.

Drugs work is increasingly carried out in a multi-agency environment where workers have to communicate with a range of different professionals including medical staff, social services and housing in order to deliver the best support and care for their clients. It is good practice for drug workers to refer clients into these specialists and not feel they have to know everything themselves. However, they should be familiar with the basics of some of the main issues that face clients over and above drug problems. This is the principle behind this book - both to assist the client and to promote a sense of personal empowerment allowing workers to answer some key questions on the topics covered.

ZZ63 - Drug Workers: What you need to know about: Mental Health, Welfare Rights, Housing, Blood-Borne Viruses, Young People.Children of Drug-Using Parents.
Size: Each book 170 x 242 mm

£8.95
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Meeting the challenge - manual

Meeting the Challenge - Manual

Produced by an experienced drug worker, Valerie Peets, Meeting the Challenge comprises of a manual and two workbooks - one on opiates and the other on crack cocaine - for use with drug users in group and individual work. ISBN Number: 1904319 19 X

ZZ23 - Meeting the Challenge - Manual
Size: Each book 208 x 297mm - 60 pages

£12.00
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Meeting the challenge -cocaine and crack

Meeting the Challenge Workbook - Dealing With Crack Cocaine Addiction

This workbook is for the client to complete and includes sectios on triggers fo drug use; my drug diary; pros and cons of using and other similar exercises. ISBN Number: 1 904319 21 1

ZZ24 - Meeting the Challenge - Dealing with Crack and Cocaine Addiction
Size: Each book 208 x 2977mm - 47 pages

£7.50
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Meeting the challenge: heroin addiction

Meeting the Challenge Workbook - Dealing With Heroin Addiction

This workbook is for clients to complete and includes sections on triggers fo drug use; my drug diary; pros and cons of using and other similar exercises. ISBN Number: 1 904319 20 3

ZZ25 - Meeting the Challenge Workbook - Dealing with Heroin Addiction
Size: Each book 208 x 297mm - 52 pages

£7.50
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What drugs look like poster

What Drugs Look Like - Poster (updated for 2009)

A stunning, full-colour poster for your office wall, waiting room, classroom, youth club, police station or community centre. Shows all the main misused drugs and a full array of drug paraphernalia for easy identification, plus their Misuse of Drugs Act classification.

ZZ31 - What Drugs Look Like - Poster
Size: 841 x 594mm

£5.00
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Drugs wallchart

Drug Misuse Wallchart

Updated version of our popular, full-colour wallchart, covering short and long-term effects, legal status, slang names and more. Also features information on dependence and the risks of drug-taking, and a colour coded index of drug names.

ZZ32 - Drug Misuse Wallchart
Size: 1190 x 840mm

£8.00
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