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Essential Guides

For more information or to order any of the below publications please call Kester or Carol on 020 7234 9730. Email kesterm@drugscope.org.uk or carolm@drugscope.org.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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