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Reaching out and reaching up - developing a low cost drug treatment system in Cambodia

Klein, Axel, Saphonn, Vonthanak, Reid, Savanna (2012) Reaching out and reaching up - developing a low cost drug treatment system in Cambodia. Harm Reduction Journal, 9 (11). ISSN 1477-7517. (doi:10.1186/1477-7517-9-11) (KAR id:29163)

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Abstract

Cambodia, confronted by the spread of drug misuse among young people, requested support

developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was to set up a number of

project was redesigned as a community based outreach programme. Ten Community

operation 462 drug and alcohol users contacted. Comprising former drug users, family

knowledge and connectivity, and a rudimentary level of medical competence. Crucially, they

While the Community Counselling Teams with their basic training in addiction counselling

interventions, organise self help groups, and most importantly provide an alternative to law

empowerment and inclusion, it provides a constructive and inclusive alternative to medical

involving interviews with a range of stakeholders and a review of project documents.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1186/1477-7517-9-11
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800 Drug habits and abuse
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 08:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29163 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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