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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 ...

Expansion and Implosion: The Story of Drug Treatment in Sweden
Expansion and implosion: The story of drug treatment in Sweden

The beginning of the present epidemic of drug problems in Sweden can be connected to the onset of the general drug epidemic in Western Europe and the United States in the 1960s. Earlier instances of drug problems in Swedish society have been described by Olsson (1994) and Lindgren (1993). Stensmo (1979) designated the late 1960s as a period of investigation of the present Swedish drug problem. Between 1967 and 1969, four government commissions published reports on drug abuse and measures to deal with it; the reports had, as a central theme, the development and expansion of treatment resources. A 10-item manifesto adopted by the government in ...

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