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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 ...

Societal Control and the Model of Legal Drug Treatment: A Japanese Success Story?
Societal control and the model of legal drug treatment: A Japanese success story?
Historical Aspects of Drug Problems in Japan

Generally speaking, Japan has never had either endemic or epidemic drug abuse, except for a limited period after World War II. If any, there has been just the simple type of drug use (Bejorot, 1969) and the rather limited epidemic of drug use in the military days of World War II. A brief review of the history of Japan's drug policy indicates that Japan learned much from China's experience of colonization after China's defeat in the historic Opium Wars. As Japan sought to establish a new, modern nation in the latter part of the ...

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