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Health and social services for drug users

Thomas Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199557127
eISBN:
9780191721373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.003.009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes services designed to change the behaviour of drug users, with the aim of benefiting them and those people around them. The goals of such services are diverse, and may include ... More


HIV Prevention Interventions with Puerto Rican Injection Drug Users

Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Luz Marilis López, and Lena Lundgren

in HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews existing research to identify key socioeconomic and cultural factors that need to be acknowledged when developing HIV prevention efforts aimed at Puerto Rican injection drug ... More


Palliative care for substance misusers

Chris Farnham

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0054
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

There is a growing awareness that palliative care as defined by the World Health Organization is applicable as a practice to many more fields than had previously been recognized. Services now see ... More


1986: The Drugs Issue: AIDS Rises up the Policy Agenda

Virginia Berridge

in AIDS in the UK: The Making of Policy, 1981-1994

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204725
eISBN:
9780191676376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204725.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

AIDS became a policy issue of the highest priority, indeed it soon became a matter of national emergency. Key members of the AIDS policy community, Philip Mortirner from the PHLS, Harold Gunson from ... More


If Drug Treatment Works So Well, Why Are So Many Drug Users in Prison?

Harold Pollack, Peter Reuter, and Eric Sevigny

in Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226115122
eISBN:
9780226115139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115139.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter first describes the changing patterns of drug misuse in the United States over the last forty years, which is necessary to understand the challenge now facing the criminal justice ... More


Conclusion

Rebecca Tiger

in Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784068
eISBN:
9780814759417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784068.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This concluding chapter evaluates alternatives to drug courts and the criminalization of drugs and drug users that entail neither punitive oversight nor coercion. It highlights the contradictions in ... More


Out on the streets and out of control? Drug-using sex workers and the prostitution strategy

Margaret Melrose

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter critically considers the assumptions underlying policy proposals for sex-working drug users and drug-using sex workers in New Labour's prostitution strategy. It argues that by conflating ... More


The Public versus the Pushers: Enacting New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

in Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174525
eISBN:
9781400885183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174525.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Nelson Rockefeller's 1973 “tough” proposal attempted to resolve the governing problems that arose from the therapeutic regime. It analyzes the ideological and political work ... More


HIV prevention programmes: an overview

Steffanie A Strathdee, Marie-Louise Newell, Francisco Inacio Bastos, and Thomas L Patterson

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides a brief overview of interventions aimed at the general population and populations at high risk of HIV infection. Its focus is primarily in prevention of ... More


Methadone Treatment as HIV Prevention: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Harold Pollack

in Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087512
eISBN:
9780300128222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087512.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the overall cost-effectiveness of methadone treatment for injection drug users (IDUS) as an HIV prevention measure. It begins by reviewing several studies that document the ... More


Introduction

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter introduces readers to the narrative style used throughout the book with a glimpse of Ted, a baby boomer who used drugs and alcohol to address his pain. It also introduces the “maturing ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Tiger

in Judging Addicts: Drug Courts and Coercion in the Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784068
eISBN:
9780814759417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784068.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book explores the arguments put forward by advocates of drug courts and coerced treatment of drug users. It frames drug courts, often touted as “alternatives to incarceration,” within ... More


The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Ko-lin Chin and Sheldon X. Zhang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479895403
eISBN:
9781479832514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has ... More


Narco-Violence and the State in Modern Mexico

Alan Knight

in Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico: The Other Half of the Centaur

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781589
eISBN:
9780804784474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781589.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

A wave of violence associated with drug trafficking is taking place in Mexico. Illicit drug trade has been in Mexico for almost 100 years, dating to the Porfiriato when cross-border trade increased ... More


Politics, ‘democracy’ and the ideology of the postmodern city

Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero

in Dead-End Lives: Drugs and Violence in the City Shadows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447341680
eISBN:
9781447341734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341680.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Here we explore how and why macro ideological and commercial processes produce a place such as Valdemingómez by contextualizing how the political and economic changes over the last 40 years have ... More


Estimation of Vaccine Efficacy for Prophylactic HIV Vaccines

Ira M. Longini Jr., Michael G. Hudgens, and M. Elizabeth Halloran

in Quantitative Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087512
eISBN:
9780300128222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087512.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter proposes a research design for estimating the protective effects of prophylactic vaccines. Following the structure of the HIV vaccine trial of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration ... More


Sven Hessle, 2006: Interviewed by Darja Zaviršek

Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne

in Internationalizing Social Work Education: Insights from Leading Figures Across the Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328704
eISBN:
9781447328711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328704.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter contains a brief biography and transcript of an interview with Sven Hessle, a leader in Swedish social work education, who was awarded the Katherine Kendall Award of the International ... More


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