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The Crisis and Opportunity of AIDS and Drug Misuse

  • J. Strang
Conference paper

Abstract

Let us start at the point where we recognise crisis: what conclusions do we reach? The Chinese ideogram for crisis comprises two parts — one denoting danger and the other denoting opportunity. The rhetoric in both informed and ill-informed public and scientific debate has been dominated by consideration of danger, with attempts to define both the quality and quantity of this danger. 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 society within which both the drug users and the carers exist.

Keywords

Drug User Inject Drug User Advisory Council Drug Misuse Syringe Exchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Strang
    • 1
  1. 1.Drug Dependence, Drug Dependence Clinical Research and Treatment Unit, National Addiction CentreThe Bethlem Royal and Maudsley HospitalLondon SE 5UK

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