Assessment of drug demand and harm reduction services in Cambodia
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Assessment of drug demand and harm reduction services in Cambodia a service mapping and needs assessment by Unesco. Office in Phnom Penh

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Published by UNESCO Cambodia Office in Phnom Penh .
Written in English


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Statementconducted by the Drug Information Centre (DIC) of the Secretariat-General of the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (unpages) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24540935M
ISBN 109789995051402
LC Control Number2010335931
OCLC/WorldCa644020746

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Background: Harm reduction interventions in Cambodia face numerous obstacles because of conflicting understanding and interests and inconsistencies in the implementation by .   Cambodia, confronted by the spread of drug misuse among young people, requested support from international agencies to develop a drug treatment programme in The initial plan developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was to set up a number of conventional drug treatment centres in urban areas. During the planning phase, however, the project was Cited by: 4. His apparent support for a shift towards drug dependence treatment services that do not involve coercion and detention, seemed to align with the government’s approval of Cambodia’s first five-year National Strategic Plan for Harm Reduction (NSPHR) in Cambodia(PSF-CI Cambodia) in collaboration with Drug and Food Department of Ministry of Health financed by ECHO has compiled” a Booklet of Essential Drugs Use “. Although this booklet does not contain all kinds of medicines available in This booklet was designed during the one year harm reduction pilot project of PSF-CI on.

Policies and programmes that focus directly on reducing the harm resulting from the use of drugs, without necessarily affecting the underlying drug use. Harm reduction strategies cover a wider range of activities than simple reduction of supply and demand. HIV is a retrovirus which causes chronic infection in humans; one of its targets. of Harm Reduction International, policies that facilitate harm reduction services in the region do not translate to provision of adequate response in scope and quality. In Cambodia, for example, the law states that a person who injects drugs or someone who is arrested for a drug-related offense should be referred to a treatment facility. If you decide to ignore my advice and take drugs anyway, try and reduce your risk. Caitlin Padgett, a harm reduction and public health consultant who has worked extensively in Cambodia, advises users to taste the drugs that they purchase. “Put a teeny bit in your mouth and gums and see what it . View and download the Global State of Harm Reduction , the most comprehensive global mapping of harm reduction responses to drug use, HIV and viral hepatitis. HR21 Theme Announced. Read the full details here. The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: Global Overview

The rapid assessment examined information gathered from the publications, reports and other informational materials available on the Internet, data provided by drug treatment services, NGOs working with people who use drugs in harm reduction programmes in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Cambodia Office Overview. UNODC Cambodia office supports the Royal Government of Cambodia and the civil society in their efforts to address illicit drugs and crime-related issues with global, regional and Cambodia-specific programmes and projects that provide expertise and technical assistance to this South-East Asian country. Patt Denning, PhD, is Director of Clinical Services and Training at the Harm Reduction Therapy Center, San Francisco. Widely recognized as an expert on drug treatment and dual diagnosis, she is one of the main developers of harm reduction psychotherapy. Her publications for professionals include Practicing Harm Reduction s: This book promotes the interaction between research and professional practices in the field of prevention and harm reduction. Through the scientific work and experience of human and social sciences researchers and medical social actors, research and action assist one another in illuminating the problems associated with the consumption of psychotropic drugs and in developing intervention.