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 provides a comparative and cross-cultural perspective on drug treatment approaches today and examines the influence of social, political, and economic forces on the treatment of drug addicts. In addition, the editors have included a handy glossary, which explains key terms unfamiliar to readers outside the particular country. Providing and interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective to drug treatment, Drug Treatment Systems in an International Perspective will be of interest academics, students, and professionals in psychology, especially those focusing on clinical psychology, addiction, dependency, and treatment. It will also be of great interest to public health planners and administrators.
Part 1: Drug Prohibition and the Abstinence Paradigm
- Chapter 1: The Drug Treatment System in the United States: A Panacea for the Drug War?
- Chapter 2: The Treatment of Drug-Related Problems in Canada: Controlling, Caring, and Curing
- Chapter 3: Expansion and Implosion: The Story of Drug Treatment in Sweden
- Chapter 4: Finland: Drug Treatment at the Margins
- Chapter 5: Comment on Part 1: Thunder and Silence in Drug Treatment: Four Nations in Moral Concert
Part 2: The Experimental Countries
- Chapter 6: The English Drug Treatment System: Experimentation or Pragmatism?
- Chapter 7: Integrating Care, Cure, and Control: The Drug Treatment System in the Netherlands
- Chapter 8: Harm Reduction and Abstinence: Swiss Drug Policy at a Time of Transition
- Chapter 9: Comment on Part 2: Tailoring Drug Treatment to Changing Times
Part 3: Social Change and Drug Treatment in Central Europe and Russia
- Chapter 10: The Drug Treatment System in Russia: Past and Present, Problems and Prospects
- Chapter 11: Therapeutic Communities as a Major Response to Drug Abuse in Poland
- Chapter 12: Drug Users as Scapegoats in Hungary?
- Chapter 13: Comment on Part 3: From Ideology to Social Reality: Drug Use in Postcommunist Society
Part 4: From Moral Crusades to Cost-Efficient Pragmatism
- Chapter 14: Illicit Drugs in Germany and the Emergence of the Modern Drug Treatment System
- Chapter 15: The Development of Drug Treatment in the Shadow of the Narcotic Law: The Case of Austria
- Chapter 16: Comment on Part 4: German Rechthaberei and its Contribution to a Modern Drug Abuse Treatment System
Part 5: The Latin American Connection
- Chapter 17: Drug Consumption and Drug Treatment in a Drug-Producing Country: Colombia between Myth and Reality—A View from the inside
- Chapter 18: Who is to Blame? The Discovery of Domestic Drug Problems and the Quest for Recognition of Therapeutic Communities in Peru
- Chapter 19: Comment on Part 5: Drug Policies and Tradition: Implications for the Care of Addictive Disorders in Two Andean Countries
Part 6: Wine and Illicit Drugs
- Chapter 20: A System at its Starting Blocks: Drug Treatment in France
- Chapter 21: The Spread of AIDS and Drug Treatment in Spain
- Chapter 22: Building a Drug Treatment System in Postrevolutionary Portugal
- Chapter 23: Legal Changes, Political Pressure, and Drug Treatment in Italy: From a Hard-Line Approach to Decriminalization
- Chapter 24: Comment on Part 6: Dionysus is Back
Part 7: Economic Revolution and Cultural Transformation in the Far East
- Chapter 25: Societal Control and the Model of Legal Drug Treatment: A Japanese Success Story?
- Chapter 26: Drug Treatment and Public Security in the People's Republic of China
- Chapter 27: Comment on Part 7: From the Opium Wars to Strict Drug Policies in East Asia
Part 8: Gender, Finance, and System Integration: Findings from 20 Countries