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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 ...

Comment on Part 5: Drug Policies and Tradition: Implications for the Care of Addictive Disorders in Two Andean Countries
Comment on part 5: Drug policies and tradition: Implications for the care of addictive disorders in two Andean countries

Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru, countries with a traditional drug culture going back five millennia, have been plagued for the past two decades by an aggressive international allegation that they are solely responsible for the increased supply of cocaine worldwide and partly for the supply of heroin and marijuana.

This new situation arose and developed during the late 1970s and early 1980s when an aggressive marketing scheme was devised by internationally operating dealer-entrepreneurs—later called “drug barons”—targeting a growing demand for illicit drugs in “consuming countries.” Almost at the same time, ...

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