Drug Misuse: Prevention, harm minimization and treatment by Jan Keene

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dependence and, moment, to notify approximately prevention, damage minimiza­ tion, therapy and keep watch over, so that pros can establish, investigate and paintings with other forms of drug misusers. It additionally goals to offer information regarding the wide variety of multidisciplinary and detailed­ ist execs who can give a contribution during this box. history the traditional Greek note for drug has 3 meanings: a medication or treatment, a poison and a paranormal appeal. This e-book will reflect on those meanings within the glossy experience: medicinal drugs as medicine and as an answer to difficulties; medications as risky to well-being; and medicine as magical and hedonistic. within the fresh earlier, coverage and perform directions have usually been in line with a false impression of the variety and complexity of drug misuse. pros have harassed varieties of drug misuse and/ or tried to compress all kinds into one narrowly outlined cate­ gory, i.e. all medicinal drugs are sturdy or undesirable. this can be the 1st mistake: it's want­ capable of pass correct again to the traditional Greeks and take a look at to appreciate the diversity of other results of gear on diverse humans. Practitioners firstly have to comprehend the complexity of drug misuse with a view to strengthen life like options and build important cate­ gories for evaluate. After this, they're capable of determine essentially the most dangers and difficulties within the diverse different types and to be able to deter­ mine which sort of intervention is so much appropriate.

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You are sometimes too out of it to be sensible and take more stuff. Taking precautions Yes, but there are ways of minimizing the risks. There are risks of HIV but these can be reduced if you listen to sound advice about safe drug use and of course safe sex. ) Yes, if you know what you are doing. Never mix your drugs, buy from somebody you trust. Is the risk worth it? I think the risk is worth it as long as you know the risks and don't overdo it. There are loads of risks somebody takes in life, a few more won't make much difference.

I was in prison. It can be seen that the respondents were aware that their drug misuse was risky, many giving graphic details about risks they had taken. But it is less easy to determine if they have an accurate view of the particular risks associated with, for example, misusing drugs while intoxicated and mixing drugs. The replies to these questions were similar in some ways to those in the previous chapter but 'bad things' are worse and the risks taken more frequent and more serious. 'Addiction' was mentioned more often as a risk.

This issue is discussed later Chapter 6, but it is relevant to point out here that it is not just professional interventions but also researchers and research instruments that can be inappropriate to this group of respondents. When undertaking this research, the author assumed that the subjective understanding of drug misuse in this group would be the same as other groups of drug misusers in which the substance misuse is described in terms of pathology or behavioural disorder. The data reported in Chapter 6 indicate that implicit assumptions in the consequent research design were at fault.

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