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The first volume to provide access to information on drug treatment systems from a wide cross-section of 20 countries, Drug Treatment Systems in an International Perspective examines the ways in which other counties from around the world have chosen to cope with the spread of illicit drugs. Now health planners and administrators, treatment professionals, researchers, and students can place the development of their own treatment systems in a wider context and can examine the extent to which that development shares common structural features with those of other countries and cultures. Following a comparative discussion of the various countries, the volume addresses four key issues: gender specific treatment, the politics of financing and evaluation, the private sector and state control, and exporting drug treatment ideologies. It ...

The Drug Treatment System in Russia: Past and Present, Problems and Prospects
The drug treatment system in Russia: Past and present, problems and prospects
The Social Situation in Russia

Deviant human behavior, including drug abuse, is related to social, economic, and political processes, especially at times of intense social change (E. Durkheim, R. Merton, etc.). Issues of drug abuse and its prevalence cannot be understood without an analysis of their social context.

The regime of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) depended on control by the State of all spheres of social life, regulation of all forms of human conduct, an all-embracing control over the carrying out of orders, compulsory and absolute uniformity and unanimous approval of all actions of “the Party and government,” and an ...

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