Prohibition has long been the dominant paradigm upon which international treaties and the narcotics policies of many countries have been based. But due to various forms of secondary harm originating in prohibitionary measures there has been increasing opposition all over the world. An alternative paradigm, most commonly known as harm reduction, has been evolving since the 1960s. Prohibition and harm reduction represent opposite poles in the increasingly polarized international narcotics debate. Each constitutes a primary theoretical foundation for a major European drug policy organization.
KeywordsHarm Reduction Residential Care Drug Abuser Drug Policy Narcotic Drug
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