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  1. coca-leaf-cocaine-maintenance

    Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance

    • Jorge Hurtado Gumucio
    30 Septiembre 2000

    The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition of the “pasta” smoker is compulsive drug-search behavior and addiction to cocaine base destroys emotional and mental balance. Socio-economic maladjustment is the norm amongst “pasta” addicts. Since 1984 I have recommended the chewing of the coca leaf, between 100 to 200 grams of coca leaf per week for the treatment of cocaine dependence.

  2. TNI year by year

    23 Agosto 2000

    Chronology of highlights of TNI's work year by year: click on the date for a full summary.

     
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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 Agosto 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 Agosto 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

  5. La colonialidad del saber: eurocentrismo y ciencias sociales

    • Edgardo Lander
    26 Julio 2000
    Book

    ¿Cuáles son las potencialidades que se están abriendo en el continente en el conocimiento, la política y en la cultura  a partir de un replanteo del pensamiento social latinoamericano contemporáneo de alternativas al eurocentrismo y colonialismo?

  6. Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's UN

    • Phyllis Bennis
    27 Junio 2000
    Book

    The United Nations remains a favorite scapegoat for U.S. and allied failures in places like Rwanda, Iraq, Kosovo, and East Timor. This book exposes how U.S. financial and political bribes are backed by threats and punishments for recalcitrant nations who refuse to toe the U.S. line.

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    New Nukes

    • Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai
    27 Junio 2000
    Book
    Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, two of India's most respected and experienced journalists and longtime anti-nuclear activists, examine the causes and consequences of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, and provide a framework for understanding the global context in which they occur.
  8. Cultivos ilícitos y proceso de paz en Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    15 Junio 2000
    Report

    La elaboración y desarrollo rigurosos de una propuesta integral frente a los cultivos ilícitos para la Colombia de hoy, pasan por el proceso de paz y el replanteamiento de la actual política sobre las drogas ilegales.

  9. ¿Conocimiento para qué? ¿Conocimiento para quién?

    • Edgardo Lander
    21 Mayo 2000
    Paper

    Lejos están los tiempos en los cuales era posible ignorar toda responsabilidad ética en la producción de conocimiento, a partir de la fe ciega en el dogma cientificista de la Ilustración.

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    External Debt

    • Marcos Arruda
    01 Mayo 2000
    Book

    This book outlines the insurmountable financial debt burden facing Brazil, and goes deeper to explore the complexities of social, environmental and political debt.

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    The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial

    • Craig Reinarman
    01 Febrero 2000

    U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the street in Amsterdam without tripping over junkies." In the Summer of 1998, however, one such denouncement turned into a small scandal. The first part of this chapter examines this incident as a window on the politics of drug policy. The second part offers a more general analysis of why U.S. drug control officials seem to be so threatened by the Dutch example.

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    The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial

    • Craig Reinarman
    01 Febrero 2000

    U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the street in Amsterdam without tripping over junkies." In the Summer of 1998, however, one such denouncement turned into a small scandal. The first part of this chapter examines this incident as a window on the politics of drug policy. The second part offers a more general analysis of why U.S. drug control officials seem to be so threatened by the Dutch example.

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    Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law

    07 Enero 2000

    State-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the rele­vant international conventions. It is thus necessary to determine, by way of a prelimi­nary factual enquiry, the exact characteristics of such institutions that fall within the ambit of one or more of the conventions. The rather superficial provisions concerning drug addicts stand in stark contrast to the stated primary aims of the conventions, which are formulated in the preambles as pre­venting and combatting abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the public health and social problems which such abuse engenders.

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    The impact of heroin prescription on heroin markets in Switzerland

    • Martin Killias, Marcelo F. Aebi
    01 Enero 2000

    A program of heroin prescription was introduced in Switzerland in 1994. This initially targeted 1,000 heavily dependent heroin users, most of whom were also involved in drug dealing and other forms of crime. It has recently been extended to cover 3,000 users. Evaluation of its impact on users shows large reductions in use of illicit drugs and in drug-related crime.