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

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

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.

Social Work in Europe


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Human services
Page: N.A
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Selected Rand Abstracts


Author: Rand Corporation
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Abstracts
Page: N.A
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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).

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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The report provides a comprehensive survey of the drug control situation in various parts of the world. As an impartial body, INCB tries to identify and predict dangerous trends and suggests necessary measures to be taken. The annual report is supplemented by technical reports on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, giving a detailed account of estimates of annual legitimate requirements in each country as well as data, the licit production, manufacture, trade and consumption of these drugs worldwide.Furthermore, the report is supplemented by the report to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs on the implementation of article 12 of the 1988 Convention which contains an analysis of measures Governments have taken against the diversion of precursors and essential chemicals and trends in illicit trafficking in such substances.

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

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


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drug abuse
Page: 105
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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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The Pharmacist Guide to Implementing Pharmaceutical Care


Author: Filipa Alves da Costa,J. W. Foppe van Mil,Aldo Alvarez-Risco
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319925768
Category: Medical
Page: 506
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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

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:
Page: N.A
View: 1897
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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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Report of the International Narcotics Control Board ...


Author: United Nations,International Narcotics Control Board
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drug control
Page: N.A
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 348
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Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren, beurteilen


Author: John Trim,Brian North,Daniel Coste
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783126065207
Category:
Page: 244
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Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union and Norway..


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drug abuse
Page: N.A
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Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine
Author: Robert O. Bonow,Douglas L. Mann,Douglas P. Zipes,Peter Libby
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437727700
Category: Medical
Page: 2048
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Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com. Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at www.expertconsult.com.

Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour


Author: Richard Pates,Diane Riley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118343352
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
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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 ethical and legal issues central to the debatesand developments in the field. It discusses the full range ofpsychoactive substances, behaviours and communities with chapterson injecting, dance drugs, stimulant use, tobacco harm reduction,alcohol use and sex work. Written by an international team of contributors, this textprovides an essential panorama of harm reduction in the 21stcentury for educators and researchers in addiction and publichealth, postgraduate students and policy makers.