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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 Development of Drug Treatment in the Shadow of the Narcotic Law: The Case of Austria
The development of drug treatment in the shadow of the narcotic law: The case of Austria
A “Low-Profile” Drug Policy

Neither the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy nor the First (1918 to 1938) or the Second (since 1945) Republic of Austria has been eager to sign international treaties restricting the market in opiates, cocaine, or other psychoactive substances. The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy took part in the first international conference on narcotic drugs, but—like Germany or Great Britain—did not sign the Convention that was finally adopted in 1912. Eight years later, the Republic of Austria had to sign it—the International Opium Convention was part of the peace treaty of Versailles. But it took 8 years more ...

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