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NCJ Number: 119696 Find in a Library
Title: Rethinking Drug Policies in the Context of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:39  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (1987)  Pages:29-35
Author(s): C Drummond; G Edwards; A Glanz; I Glass; P Jackson; E Oppenheimer; M Sheehan; C Taylor; B Thom
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 7
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article presents a policy analysis of the problem of AIDS and drug misuse in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Abstract: It questions the United Kingdom's overall organizational and administrative capacity for dealing with the emergence of the AIDS epidemic, and strongly suggests the need for centralization of planning and effort in the drug field. Policies should attempt at securing multiple small gains rather than master strokes. Awareness of international experience must be strengthened. A reexamination of the penal handling of drug misusers is required. Continued efforts should be directed at prevention of drug misuse in general, and at issues relating to the understanding of matters such as human sexuality or risk taking. Treating patients at an earlier stage and encouraging drug users to adopt safer and less harmful behavior deserves attention, and the importance of professional training and of research is emphasized. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Drug treatment; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Special issue on the prevention and reduction of the illicit demand for drugs
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