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- 186 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- 1. Introduction -- 2. An historical overview of the social construction of the British 'drug problem' -- 3. Measuring the 'problem': drug use in contemporary Britain -- 4. The British state's legal and medical responses to illicit drug use -- 5. Growth and production of illicit drugs -- 6. Markets and market forces of illicit drugs -- 7. Paying for illicit drugs and assessing the costs -- 8. 'Forget the myth we're desperados standing on street corners. This is a demand led market' -- 9. 'Let's Get Real': contemporary directions in UK drug policy -- 10. British drug policy in a European context.Includes bibliographical references (p. -180) and index.