Substance Abuse in Canada
Issues in Canada Series
Written by Marilyn Herie and Wayne Skinner.
Published by Oxford University Press, 2010.
|Substance use and abuse
has existed in virtually all cultures throughout human history. Canada is no
exception to this. But what may come as a surprise are the rates and the
substances themselves that are most liable to abuse in this country. A recent
study estimates that the cost of substance abuse is equivalent to $1,267 for
every man, woman, and child in Canada in terms of lost productivity, health
care, and law enforcement. And this does not include the personal cost. It is
an issue worth considering.
In an accessible and engaging style, this short book presents the latest research, survey, and interview data on substance abuse, taking into account Canada's regional differences and demography. Substance Abuse in Canada describes the models used by experts to explain substance abuse and addiction, and evaluates the various social policy, psychological, and medical solutions.
Marilyn Herie, Ph.D., RSW, is an Advanced Practice Clinician at Ontario's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as well as Adjunct Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, and Director of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto. She has co-authored books, book chapters, and articles in scholarly journals on brief treatment, alcohol dependence, relapse prevention, dissemination research, and online learning. Marilyn offers clinical training in motivational interventions and addiction treatment across Canada and internationally.
Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW, is Deputy Clinical Director, Addictions Programs, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he leads strategic priorities in problem gambling, concurrent disorders capacity-building and aboriginal addictions and mental health. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. He also directs the Addiction Studies Program in Continuing Education at the University of Toronto's St. Michael's College and teaches in the School of Social Work at York University.
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