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ISSUE 9 of the DRUG AND ALCOHOL FINDINGS magazine first published in 2003 is now available free of
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In this and succeeding messages we'll introduce you to some of the highlights from this issue. First
the articles ...
GETTING BAR STAFF TO 'SAY NO' TO RISKY DRINKERS TAKES MORE THAN TRAINING
Drinking in pubs and clubs is associated with much of the preventable harm related to alcohol, but
preventing this by promoting responsible service of alcohol is no simple matter. The key is to
engineer laws and social structures which generate and sustain enough motivation to overcome
Choose JUST SAY NO SIR from the issue 9 listing or go direct to:
CAN HEROIN BECOME THE GOOD GUY? TREATING FIRE WITH (CONTROLLED) FIRE
Controversial, expensive, yet promising so much, interest is increasing in prescribing heroin to
heroin addicts to curb crime and improve health and social functioning. Just five studies hold what
answers there are to whether this can work.
Choose ROLE REVERSAL from the issue 9 listing or go direct to:
NEEDLE EXCHANGE: LEARNING FROM WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK
Six case studies show how the complex balance of needle exchange services can be disrupted, leaving
hepatitis C and HIV spreading rapidly. Common themes are resource starvation, local hostility,
counterproductive restrictions, and a non-interventionist ethic.
Choose HEPATITIS C AND NEEDLE EXCHANGE PART 2 from the issue 9 listing or go direct to:
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