The Reduction Of Drug-Related Harm

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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415066921
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/27/1992
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
1 The reduction of drug-related harm: A conceptual framework for theory, practice and research 1
2 Drugs and criminal justice: A harm reduction perspective 15
3 The impact of harm reduction drug policy on AIDS prevention in Amsterdam 30
4 Public health and health behaviour in the prevention of HIV infection 39
5 Beyond the prohibition of heroin: The development of a controlled availability policy in Australia 49
6 International law: The final solution? 62
7 US drug policy: Public health versus prohibition 71
8 Cocaine users' perceptions of their health status and the risks of drug use 82
9 Police policy in Amsterdam 90
10 The criminalization of pregnant and child-rearing drug users: An example of the American 'Harm Maximization Program' 95
11 Clarifying policy options on drug trafficking: Harm minimization is distinct from legalization 108
12 Self-injection education for street level sexworkers 122
13 HIV and drugs: Handy hints for women 128
14 Smack in the Eye! 137
15 A harm reduction educational strategy towards Ecstasy 146
16 An empirical study of the relationship between heroin addiction, crime and medical treatment 154
17 The role of the police in harm reduction 162
18 Reaching the unreached: An outreach model for 'on the spot' AIDS prevention among active, out-of-treatment drug addicts 172
19 The streetcorner agency with shooting room ('Fixerstuebli') 181
20 AIDS prevention with injecting drug users in the former West Germany: A user-friendly approach on a municipal level 186
21 Representations of drug users: Facts, myths and their role in harm reduction strategy 195
Name index 202
Subject index 205
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