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Harm Reduction : National and International Perspectives - James A. Inciardi

Harm Reduction

National and International Perspectives

By: James A. Inciardi (Editor), Lana D. Harrison (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780761906889
Number Of Pages: 248

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<P>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. </P>

The Concept of Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction
History, Definition and Practice
From Morphine to Methadone
Maintenance Drugs in the Treatment of Opiate Addiction
The Coming of Age of Needle Exchange
A History Through 1993
The Medicalization of Marijuana
Pregnancy, Drugs and Harm Reduction
Coffee Shops, Low-Threshold Methadone, and Needle Exchange
Controlling Illicit Drug Use in the Netherlands
The Harm Reduction Movement in Brazil
Issues and Experiences
The Harm Minimization Option for Cannabis
History and Prospects in Canadian Drug Policy
Harm Reduction in Australia
Politics, Policy and Public Opinion
The Harm Reduction Roles of the American Criminal Justice System
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ISBN: 9780761906889
ISBN-10: 0761906886
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: CORWIN PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.44  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.34