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AIDS and drug misuse the challenge for policy and practice in the 1990s by

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


  • AIDS (Disease) -- Epidemiology.,
  • Drug abuse -- Complications.,
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology.,
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- etiology.,
  • Substance Abuse -- complications.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by John Strang and Gerry V. Stimson.
ContributionsStrang, John., Stimson, Gerry V.
LC ClassificationsRA644.A25 A344 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2225353M
ISBN 100415030994, 0415053285
LC Control Number89070182

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AIDS and drug abuse — not just injection drug use but drug abuse in general. People who are high on drugs or alcohol are more likely to have unsafe sex that might expose them to HIV and other infectious diseases. In some populations, HIV prevalence is converging among injection and non-injection drug users, suggesting that the AIDS. Drug abuse affects society in many ways. In the workplace it is costly in terms of lost work time and inefficiency. Drug users are more likely than nonusers to have occupational accidents, endangering themselves and those around them. Over half of the highway deaths in the United States involve alcohol. The interrelationships of HIV/AIDS and drug use and misuse result in complex problems that have been addressed by a variety of sociolegal approaches that often are in contrast to evidence-based medical practices proven effective in reducing associated harms. Drug misuse. Drug misuse is a term used commonly when prescription medication with sedative, anxiolytic, analgesic, or stimulant properties are used for mood alteration or intoxication ignoring the fact that overdose of such medicines can sometimes have serious adverse kauainenehcp.comlty: Psychiatry.

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior The Science of Addiction Image: White Matter Fibers, Parietal Areas • This publication is in the public domain and may be used or reproduced in its entirety without permission from NIDA. Citation of the source is appreciated. I. Drug Abuse and Addiction. Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use. 3 INTRODUCTION TO DRUG MISUSE. DRUG MISUSE In the s and s, as harm reduction moved up the agenda due to the advent of HIV and AIDS, organisations such as Drug Dependents Anonymous and Mainliners were established. Although the profile of such organisations is now in decline, there has been growth in collaborations amongst. The best way to reduce the risk of getting or transmitting HIV through injection drug use is to stop injecting drugs. People who inject drugs can talk with a counselor, doctor, or other health care provider about treatment for substance use disorder, including medication-assisted treatment.

Drug abuse and addiction have always been inextricably linked to HIV/Aids. For many years, people often believed that this connection was due only directly to the substance abuse, i.e. injection. Buy AIDS and Drug Misuse: Pt. 2: Report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs by Department of Health and Social Security (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible Department of Health and Social Security. Robert Guzman, Pamela DeCarlo. UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), September Drugs and HIV National Institute on Drug Abuse web site provides information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection for teens and their parents and teachers. However AIDS is also forcing a fundamental reappraisal of the attitudes of treatment services to the wider drug using population; and with this re-examination by service-planners and providers, a similar re-appraisal must necessarily be undertaken by the broader Author: J. Strang.