Howard Parker on the Merseyside Heroin Epidemic
Posted on 15-03-2008

Howard describes the context for the study of drug use on the Wirral in the 1980’s


Howard Parker

Emeritus Professor

Location: Liverpool, UK

Professor Howard Parker has worked in the drugs and alcohol field for 25 years. He has conducted over 30 research projects for government, health trusts, research councils , EU and drug action teams. He has authored eight books, forty articles and numerous research reports and good practice guides. Howard now works independently focussing on training…

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