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By Lisa Pryor

ISBN-10: 1742372341

ISBN-13: 9781742372341

Most folks who use leisure medicines haven't had their lives destroyed, aren't dwelling at the streets, and luxuriate in basic and unscathed relationships with households, buddies and the realm. So why is it that dialogue approximately medicines and drug coverage in simple terms displays tragedy that ends with loss of life, penal complex or habit? Why is it that the single politically applicable place at the use of gear is one in every of prohibition?

With approximately 1 / 4 of individuals of their twenties now attempting ecstasy, and part dabbling with marijuana, in lots of households leisure drug use is still one of many final intergenerational silences left among child boomers and their grownup teenagers. Lisa Pryor captures the zeitgeist during this thought of but punchy exploration of the true international of drug use at the present time. it's the skewed nature of the controversy, she argues, that has worsened instead of fastened the various very genuine difficulties drug use can cause.

This is an clever and private examine the complicated factor of leisure drug use. it's going to swap the phrases of the talk eternally.

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Ministry of Health (1926) Departmental Committee on Morphine and Heroin Addiction: Report (the Rolleston Report), London: HMSO. Hewitt, L. (1999) Druglink 14: 7. , London: The Stationary Office Limited. Keen, J. (1999) ‘Managing Drug Misuse in General Practice’, British Medical Journal 318: 1,503–4. Malinowski, A. (1999) Druglink 14: 7. Medical Working Group (1984) Guidelines of Good Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Drug Misuse, London: Department of Health and Social Security. National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (2003) Injectable Heroin (and Injectable Methadone).

Similarly, the recommendations will also ‘be taken into account’ by the NHS bodies which monitor the quality of local clinical services in England and Wales. Discussion The four sets of guidelines, all sponsored by the government department responsible for health matters, provided authoritative advice for their time on good practice for doctors in the treatment and management of opioid dependence. By 1999 the fundamental aims and principles of medical treatment recommended by the Rolleston Committee in 1926 had not changed; nor has its emphasis after withdrawl from their drugs 28 Joy Mott on the importance of ‘a prolonged period of aftercare’ (Ministry of Health 1926: para.

Such patients should be referred for specialist treatment. GPs were also advised not to undertake long-term prescription of opioids unless in consultation and in conjunction with a specialist in drug treatment experienced in using this approach. The 1991 guidelines These guidelines offered advice on ‘clinical management’ and were particularly concerned with reducing the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections among injecting drug users. The concept of harm minimisation was discussed and it was emphasised that ‘skilful clinical management will reduce the harm to the patient from drug misuse’ (Department of Health 1991: para.

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