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Governing Parental Drug Use in the UK: What's Hidden in "Hidden Harm?"

Whittaker, Anne; Martin, Fiona; Olsen, Anna; Wincup, Emma


In 2003, the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs published Hidden Harm, the product of an inquiry that exposed the “problems” of parental drug use and its neglect by professionals. It outlined an extensive program of reforms designed to protect children from harm. Despite its far-reaching influence, it has rarely been subject to scrutiny, with analyses focusing on its impact instead. Drawing on Bacchi’s post-structuralist “What’s the Problem Represented to be” approach, we examine...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Drug Problems
DOI: 10.1177/0091450920941267
Access Rights: Open Access


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