Drug Policy and the Public Good is an objective analytical basis on which to build global drug policies. It presents the accumulated scientific knowledge on drug use in relation to policy development on a national and international level. It also presents new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-365) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Framing the issues Matters of substance Drug use in global perspective Harms associated with illicit drug use Illegal markets : the economics and social costs of drug distribution The legal market : prescription and diversion of psychopharmaceuticals Strategies and interventions to reduce drug use and related harm : section overview Preventing illicit drug use by young people Health and social services for drug users Supply control for illegal markets Criminalization and decriminalization of drug possession Managing psychopharmaceutical drugs under prescription regimes Drug policy and control at the international level Legalizing the supply of cannabis
Treatment systems for drug users Summary and conclusions.
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