Harm Reduction: National and International Perspectives

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SAGE, Oct 11, 1999 - Medical - 224 pages
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In this volume, international contributors discuss the philosophical basis and history of harm reduction policies and examine their outcomes. They also cover controversial topics related to harm reduction especially conflicts between the public health system, where most programs are located, and a worldwide criminal justice system that further marginalizes drug users. The book describes programs from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.

 

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Contents

History Definition and Practice
1
Maintenance Drugs
27
A History Through 1993
47
The Medicalization of Marijuana
69
Pregnancy Drugs and Harm Reduction
89
History and Prospects in Canadian Drug Policy
155
Politics Policy and Public Opinion
171
The Harm Reduction Roles of
193
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