Free Book Online
Categories
Harm Reduction New Direction F: A New Direction for Drug Policies and Programs

Pdf

Harm Reduction New Direction F: A New Direction for Drug Policies and Programs

3.5 (2471)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | Harm Reduction New Direction F: A New Direction for Drug Policies and Programs.pdf | English
    Patricia G. Erickson(Author) Yuet W. Cheung(Editor) Diane M. Riley(Editor)
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 reduction of HIV risk, methadone maintenance programs, education on the risks of tobacco use, and programs designed to limit alcohol consumption.The essays in this book illustrate the scope and vigour of the emerging harm reduction model. The essays, drawn from seven international conferences on harm reduction, cover a wide variety of topics, including public policy, women and reproductive issues, the experiences of special populations, human rights; defining and measuring harm, and intervention.Researchers and practitioners will benefit from the varied papers in the volume, which combine insights into policy-making and front-line outreach efforts with comprehensive conceptual and empirical approaches. Harm Reduction represents an important initiative in making academic work accessible and useful to a larger community, and provides guidance for the development of effective policies and programs.

Patricia G. Erickson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist with the Addiction Research Foundation.Diane M. Riley is Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science at the University of Toronto and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy.Yuet W. Cheung is Professor of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.Patrick A. O?Hare is Executive Director of the International Harm Reduction Association.

4.3 (9207)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

Read online or download a free book: Harm Reduction New Direction F: A New Direction for Drug Policies and Programs

Review Text

Name:
The message text:

Other Ebook

Miscellanea