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Strew The Path With Flowers

Author(s): 
James Mills
Reviewer: 
Bernard Porter

Narcotic drugs taken for recreational purposes were, until comparatively recently, mainly associated with the 'Orient'. They were used in Europe only by 'Orientals' and some adventurous and transgressive literati, though they were also hidden in patent medicines and tonics.

Substitution maintenance therapy in the management of opioid dependence and HIV/AIDS prevention

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), have developed a joint position on substitution maintenance therapy for opioid dependence. Based on a review of scientific evidence and oriented towards policymakers, the WHO/UNODC/UNAIDS position paper covers a wide range of issues, from the rationale for this treatment modality, to the specific considerations regarding its provision for people with HIV/AIDS.

Substitution maintenance therapy in the management of opioid dependence and HIV/AIDS prevention (a UN/UNODC/UNAIDS position paper)

Produced by: World Health Organization (WHO) (2004)
This position paper, produced by the WHO, UNODC, and UNAIDS, is based on a review of scientific evidence of the effects of substitution maintenance therapy (SMT) for the management of opioid dependence and HIV/AIDS prevention. Aimed at policy makers, the paper begins with a joint statement on SMT and establishes the epidemiology, nature

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