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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 ...

Drug Treatment and Public Security in the People's Republic of China
Drug treatment and public security in the people's Republic of China
Historical Background

Drug consumption in China is still a very sensitive issue. In the 19th century, the drug traffic imposed by outside forces caused two opium wars between the Qing dynasty and some Western countries and led to strong control of China by those powers. Opium addiction reached epidemic proportions, much more prevalent than today, and the Imperial Court, and afterwards the Republic of China, could not act effectively on what was a disastrous situation. Opium consumption was one of the main causes of the country's poverty, weakness, and backwardness. Before the constitution of the People's Republic of China in 1949, there were about 20 ...

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