Psychotropic Drugs Prevention and Harm Reduction

This book promotes the interaction between research and professional practices in the field of prevention and harm reduction. Through the scientific work and experience of human and social sciences researchers and medical social actors, research and action assist one another in illuminating the problems associated with the consumption of psychotropic drugs and in developing intervention strategies. Over the course of several chapters, contributed by attendees of the Psychotropics, Prevention and Harm Reduction Put to the Test By “Human and Social Sciences workshop, a range of varied themes are explored within the scope of drugs and their uses. Both the socio-historical context of drug uses and the construction of prevention and harm reduction public policies in light of scientific knowledge are covered, as well as the issue of release, mobilization and/or negotiation of prevention and harm reduction standards, both for professionals and drug users. Presents acts that formalize the first day of study initiated by the network of young researchers at the Psychotropes and Societies Intervention Offers a multidisciplinary view on the understanding of the use of psychotropic substances Includes different analyses to stimulate reflection

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  • Author : Imaine Sahed
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 162 pages
  • ISBN : 0081023731
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Psychotropic Drugs, Prevention and Harm Reduction

Psychotropic Drugs, Prevention and Harm Reduction
  • Author : Imaine Sahed,Antony Chaufton
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 August 2017
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This book promotes the interaction between research and professional practices in the field of prevention and harm reduction. Through the scientific work and experience of human and social sciences researchers and medical social actors, research and action assist one another in illuminating the problems associated with the consumption of psychotropic drugs and in developing intervention strategies. Over the course of several chapters, contributed by attendees of the Psychotropics, Prevention and Harm Reduction Put to the Test By “Human and Social

Psychoactive Drugs and Harm Reduction

Psychoactive Drugs and Harm Reduction
  • Author : Nick Heather
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 September 1993
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There is some confusion at present as to what harm reduction means, what activities it can be said to include and what evidence exists for the effectiveness of these activities. This book aims to set out the main principles of harm reduction and how it is applied to different problems.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 03 September 2016
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Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The

A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 33: Protection from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
  • Author : Valentina Staelens,Damon Barrett,Philip E. Veerman
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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This volume constitutes a commentary on Article 33 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
  • Author : Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release : 10 June 2007
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Harm reduction is a framework for helping drug and alcohol users who cannot or will not stop completely_the majority of users_reduce the harmful consequences of use. Harm reduction accepts that abstinence may be the best outcome for many but relaxes the emphasis on abstinence as the only acceptable goal and criterion of success. Instead, smaller incremental changes in the direction of reduced harmfulness of drug use are accepted. This book shows how these simple changes in emphasis and

Drug Policy and the Public Good

Drug Policy and the Public Good
  • Author : Thomas Babor,Jonathan Caulkins,Benedikt Fischer,David Foxcroft,Keith Humphreys,María Elena Medina-Mora,Isidore Obot,Jürgen Rehm,Peter Reuter,Robin Room,Ingeborg Rossow,John Strang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 03 July 2018
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Illegal psychoactive substances and illicit prescription drugs are currently used on a daily basis all over the world. Affecting public health and social welfare, illicit drug use is linked to disease, disability, and social problems. Faced with an increase in usage, national and global policymakers are turning to addiction science for guidance on how to create evidence-based drug policy. Drug Policy and the Public Good is an objective analytical basis on which to build global drug policies. It presents the

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction
  • Author : James A. Inciardi
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 11 October 1999
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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.

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour
  • Author : Richard Pates,Diane Riley
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 31 May 2012
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Harm Reduction is a philosophy of public health intended as aprogressive alternative to the prohibition of certain potentiallydangerous lifestyle choices. Recognising that certain people alwayshave and always will engage in behaviours which carry risks, theaim of harm reduction is to mitigate the potential dangers andhealth risks associated with those behaviours. Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour offers acomprehensive exploration of the policy, practice and evidence baseof harm reduction. Starting with a history of harm reduction, thebook addresses key

Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America
  • Author : Office of the Surgeon General,U.s. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 15 August 2017
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All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders have devastating effects, disrupt the future plans of too many young people, and all too often, end lives prematurely and tragically. Substance misuse is a major public health challenge and a priority for our nation to address. The effects of substance use are cumulative and costly for our society, placing

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction
  • Author : Patricia G. Erickson,Diane M. Riley,Yuet W. Cheung,Pat A. O'Hare
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 15 December 1997
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Since the First International Conference on the Reduction of Drug-Related Harm, held in 1990, the term 'harm reduction' has gained wide currency in the areas of public health and drug policy. Previously the field was characterized by heated struggle between prohibition and legalization of addictive substances, and this debate tended to obscure practical, collective approaches. Harm reduction, an approach which encompasses various policy directives and program initiatives was inspired by the positive outcomes of such public measures as needle-exchange programs for

AIDS, Drugs and Prevention

AIDS, Drugs and Prevention
  • Author : Richard Hartnoll,Tim Rhodes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 March 2002
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AIDS, Drugs and Prevention brings together a range of international contributions on the research, theory and practice of developing community-based HIV prevention. It aims to understand how individual actions to prevent HIV transmission are constrained and encouraged by situational and social context. Drawing on ethnographic and epidemiological research among populations of drug users, sex workers and gay men, it explores how future HIV prevention interventions can target changes at the level of the individual as well as at the level

Drug Policy and Human Nature

Drug Policy and Human Nature
  • Author : W.K. Bickel,R.J. DeGrandpre
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 November 2013
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The formation of drug policy is a complex phenomena influenced by a multi tude of sources. Among others, these influences include historical factors, contemporary public opinion regarding the nature and magnitude of drug use and abuse, the portrayal of illicit drugs and drug use in the media, and lobbying efforts by special interest groups (e. g. , The Drug Policy Foundation), including government agencies (e. g. , the Justice Department and law enforcement). An additional source of influence are the activities of

Drug Policy

Drug Policy
  • Author : Vibeke Asmussen Frank,Bagga Bjerge,Esben Houborg
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 30 December 2008
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In this book, anthropologists, criminologists and sociologists analyse different aspects of drug policy. The articles approach drug policy from new angles, focusing in particular on the history and consequences of drug policy in practice. How can we understand and explain the increasingly complex puzzle that we call drug policy? The authors explore in different ways how drug policy has spread into new areas of society, how new players are engaged in drug policy, and what consequences this has for drug

Demand Reduction

Demand Reduction
  • Author : United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention,United Nations International Drug Control Programme
  • Publisher : United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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The thirty-eighth session of the Committee on Narcotic Drugs requested the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) to 'develop a glossary of terms to ensure a common understanding of terms'. This Glossary is intended to provide brief definitions of both the most relevant scientific terms in the field of drug demand reduction, including key terms employed in international treaties concerned with illicit drugs, and, the main substances of abuse, including alcohol and nicotine. It aims to support future activities