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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 ...

Gender and Drug Treatment Systems
Gender and drug treatment systems

This chapter tries to synthesize research studies on gender issues, and more precisely on female drug addicts in treatment, from most of the countries represented in this book. This is not an easy task, because countries differ in all possible dimensions: their political systems, their health care systems, and their justice systems, to name only a few that are relevant to illicit drugs. It is beyond the scope of this chapter to consider the differences in the make-up of countries and discuss them in relation to drug problems. Its aim is modest; it is descriptive rather than analytic, comparing as much as possible what has been published so far in different countries on drug addiction and ...

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