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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 Treatment of Drug-Related Problems in Canada: Controlling, Caring, and Curing
The treatment of drug-related problems in Canada: Controlling, caring, and curing
Alan C.Ogborne
Reginald G.Smart
Brian R.Rush

Before the arrival of Europeans, the indigenous peoples of Canada made no use of psychoactive substances (Smart, 1983). Even the tobacco smoked by many Indian tribes had a low nicotine content. Alcohol use was also unknown. This contrasts with parts of the United States and with South America, where indigenous peoples used alcohol and a variety of drugs long before the arrival of Europeans.

European explorers and early settlers were very familiar with alcohol and with medicines containing cannabis or opium. In 1606, Champlain's apothecary cultivated cannabis in Nova Scotia (Le Dain, 1973), and it has since been grown in most other ...

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