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Guidelines for Implementing and Evaluating the Portuguese Drug Strategy

Guidelines for Implementing and Evaluating the Portuguese Drug Strategy

  • Author: Ineke Beusekom,Mirjam van het Loo,James P. Kahan
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
  • ISBN: 9780833032690
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 76
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This report analyzes Portugal's recently changed national drug strategy, develops recommendations for its implementation, and offers analysis for evaluating its effects. Portugal's strategy seeks to decriminalize possession and consumption of all drugs for personal use, reduce drug harm and risks, and offer prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation. The authors examine the history of Portugal's drug problem over the past 75 years in light of the existing literature on drugs and drug abuse.

New Approaches to Drug Policies

New Approaches to Drug Policies

A Time For Change

  • Author: Jonathan D. Rosen,Marten W. Brienen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137450991
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 255
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The US-led war on drugs has failed: drugs remain purer, cheaper and more readily available than ever. Extreme levels of violence have also grown as drug traffickers and organized criminals compete for control of territory. This book points towards a number of crucial challenges, policy solutions and alternatives to the current drug strategies.

The Drug Paradox

The Drug Paradox

An Introduction to the Sociology of Psychoactive Substances in Canada

  • Author: Tara L. Bruno,Rick Csiernik
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars
  • ISBN: 1773380524
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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Why are some drugs considered socially acceptable while others are demonized? What makes these definitions so widespread? Who benefits from these conceptualizations? The Drug Paradox examines both the empirically founded and the socially constructed facets of drugs and drug use, highlighting the incongruous aspects of laws, policies, and programming that aim to address behaviours around drugs. The authors explore this paradox, arguing that Canada’s punitive approach to addressing drug use continues to exist alongside harm-reduction strategies and that these competing approaches ultimately impede Canada’s ability to deal effectively with substance misuse. Using a policy-oriented approach while also emphasizing the utility of a multifaceted biopsychosocial model, this text provides students with a foundation in the sociology of psychoactive substances in the Canadian context. It covers a broad range of issues—models of addiction, the history of Canada’s drug laws, media representation, government responses to substance use, and international perspectives on drug policy—and addresses various research areas that are important for students to consider when trying to make sense of the competing discourses on drugs in society. The Drug Paradox is ideal for use in sociology courses on drugs and drug use and will also appeal to those focusing on drug use from a criminology, public health, or policy perspective.

Selected Rand Abstracts

Selected Rand Abstracts

  • Author: Rand Corporation
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Abstracts
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Includes publications previously listed in the supplements to the Index of selected publications of the Rand Corporation (Oct. 1962-Feb. 1963).

Social Work in Europe

Social Work in Europe

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Human services
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Annual Report

Annual Report

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2007

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2007

  • Author: United Nations
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211482249
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 140
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This publication provides analysis of recent trends and statistics for estimated requirements and actual movements of narcotic drugs. Data is provided for specific groups of drugs and countries. This trilingual publication is in English, French and Spanish.

The EU drugs strategy

The EU drugs strategy

26th report of session 2010-12, report

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee,Stationery Office (U.k.)
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780108475665
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 58
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In 2008, an estimated 34billion euros was spent on the drugs problem in the EU. Much more needs to be done - and must be done - in the battle against the EU's drugs problem. The EU must be more effective in its fight against drugs trafficking, and should call on Member States to be more ready to learn from each other's experiences and to encourage cross-border dialogue between their local governments and cities. Following a six month-long inquiry, the Committee agree that the Member States should, as now, retain responsibility for their own drugs policies. They recommend that the new EU Strategy should concentrate on three key areas. Firstly, co-ordination, through Europol, of the fight against drug trafficking ensuring that any new measures actually reduce the supply of drugs and do not merely move trafficking elsewhere. Secondly, improvement of the collection, analysis, evaluation and distribution of information by the European Monitoring Centre. Thirdly, reliance on the EU's public health obligations and use of public health duties to encourage Member States to devote more resources to harm reduction and to engage in dispassionate and evidence-based discussions on how best to treat the possession and use of drugs. The Committee believes that the creation of a new drugs strategy, lasting until 2020, should provide the perfect platform for a wider and better informed public debate on different Member States' policies and approaches

Governance of Addictions

Governance of Addictions

European Public Policies

  • Author: Tamyko Ysa,Joan Colom,Adrià Albareda,Anna Ramon,Marina Carrión,Lidia Segura
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191008370
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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Why is governance of addiction so difficult? What can we learn from recent experiences and efforts in Europe? Governance of Addictions analyses the multidisciplinary research which has been used as a framework for understanding how governments formulate and implement addiction policies in 27 European Union member states plus Norway, looking in detail at four substances: heroin, cannabis, alcohol and tobacco. Presenting the methodological design for the study research, this book comprehensively analysing international trends, with a special focus on the role of the EU and its governance of addictions modes, this volume sheds light on the current situation of the governance of addictive substances and behaviours and facilitate new approaches to dealing with addiction. Based on the research from ALICE RAP (Addiction and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe, Reframing Addictions Project), a unique project studying the place of addictive substances and behaviours in contemporary European society, Governance of Addictions is essential reading for policy-makers, public managers, practitioner and stakeholders influencing policy for addictive substances and behaviours, as well as academics and public health professionals.

Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union

Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drug abuse
  • Page: 105
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Schools

Schools

School-based Education for Drug Abuse Prevention

  • Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211481914
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 82
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"This publication does not offer a pre-packaged programme of education for drug abuse prevention that can be picked up and implemented. It is rather an attempt to provide a conceptual basis upon which teachers, policy makers and school administrators can make decisions about school based drug prevention programmes in order to achieve greater success in education terms" -- p. 6.

Annual Report 2004

Annual Report 2004

The state of the drugs problem in the European Union and Norway

  • Author: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789291681990
  • Category: Drug abuse
  • Page: 113
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Drug Policy and the Public Good

Drug Policy and the Public Good

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199557128
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 338
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Drug use represents a significant burden to public health through disease, disability and social problems, and policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in how to develop evidence-based drug policy. It is therefore crucial to strengthen the links between addiction science and drug policy.Drug Policy and the Public Good is collaboratively written by an international group of career scientists to provide an analytical basis on which to build relevant global drugpolicies, and to inform policy makers who have direct responsibility for public health and social welfare.Drug Policy and the Public Good presents, in a comprehensive, practical, and readily accessible form, the accumulated scientific knowledge on illicit drugs that has direct relevance to the development of drug policy on local, national, and international levels. The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational drug policy and present new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidencein five general areas of drug policy: primary prevention programs in schools and other settings; supply reduction approaches, including drug interdiction and legal enforcement; treatment interventions and harm reduction approaches; criminal sanctions and decriminalization; and control of the legal marketthrough prescription drug regimes. The final chapters discuss the current state of drug policy in different parts of the world, and describe the need for a new approach to drug policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and co-ordinated.The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational drug policy and present new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in five general areas of drug policy: primary prevention programs in schools and other settings; supply reduction approaches, including drug interdiction and legal enforcement; treatment interventions and harm reduction approaches; criminal sanctions anddecriminalization; and control of the legal market through prescription drug regimes. The final chapters discuss the current state of drug policy in different parts of the world, and describe the need for a new approach to drug policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and co-ordinated.By locating drug policy primarily within the realm of public health, this book draws attention to the growing tendency of governments, both national and local, to consider illegal psychoactive substances as a major determinant of ill health, and to organize societal responses accordingly. It will appeal to those involved in both addiction science and drug policy, as well as those in the wider fields of public health, health policy, epidemiology, primary prevention, and treatment services.A companion volume published by Oxford University Press, Alcohol: no ordinary commodity - research and public policy, is also available.

The State of the Drugs Problem in Europe

The State of the Drugs Problem in Europe

Annual Report 2008

  • Author: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789291683246
  • Category:
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The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care

The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care

  • Author: Filipa Alves da Costa,J. W. Foppe van Mil,Aldo Alvarez-Risco
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9783319925752
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 510
  • View: 7387
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Through the contributions of global experts, this book meets the growing need to understand the implementation and development of pharmaceutical care. Pharmaceutical Care Implementation details the clinical pharmacist's role in providing care to different kind of patients using clinical strategies that improve humanistic, economic and clinical outcomes. Written with a focus for students and pharmacists, this book offers multiple scenarios that serve to improve technical skills. These examples show step-by-step implementation processes from pharmacists who have worked for many years in these fields: drug-related problems, pharmaceutical care in different settings (community, hospital, home care), research outcomes, communication skills, indicators, advertising, remuneration of practice, standards, guidelines, protocols and teaching approaches for universities. Readers will use this book to:- Improve their skills to prevent, detect and solve drug-related problems - Understand the characteristics of care for patients in different settings- Consolidate knowledge from different global research outcomes- Develop and improve communication skills to establish relationships with patients and healthcare professionals.- Learn to use indicators, standards,guidelines,and protocols to guide and evaluate pharmaceutical care performance- Use different tools to advertise pharmaceutical care services- Document pharmaceutical care practices and create evidence for remuneration

Social Cohesion for Mental Well-being Among Adolescents

Social Cohesion for Mental Well-being Among Adolescents

WHO/HBSC Forum 2007

  • Author: Alex Mathieson,Theadora Koller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Health behavior in adolescence
  • Page: 269
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ICH Quality Guidelines

ICH Quality Guidelines

An Implementation Guide

  • Author: Andrew Teasdale,David Elder,Raymond W. Nims
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118971116
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 736
  • View: 6264
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Examining the implications and practical implementation of multi-disciplinary International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) topics, this book gives an integrated view of how the guidelines inform drug development strategic planning and decision-making. • Addresses a consistent need for interpretation, training, and implementation examples of ICH guidelines via case studies • Offers a primary reference point for practitioners addressing the dual challenge of interpretation and practical implementation of ICH guidelines • Uses case studies to help readers understand and apply ICH guidelines • Provides valuable insights into guidelines development, with chapters by authors involved in generating or with experience implementing the guidelines • Includes coverage of stability testing, analytical method validation, impurities, biotechnology drugs and products, and good manufacturing practice (GMP)

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board ...

Report of the International Narcotics Control Board ...

  • Author: United Nations,International Narcotics Control Board
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drug control
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