By John Strang
The British method of facing drug dependancy is impressive for its flexibility and its capability to evolve to altering conditions. due to this it has attracted huge foreign curiosity, even though it isn't totally understood or effectively represented.Presenting a accomplished account of the improvement of regulations and coverings, Heroin habit a brings jointly the views of coverage makers, practitioners and social commentators. The publication contributes to a formal realizing of ways coverage and perform has developed in order that classes for destiny coverage and perform will be identified.Volume I of Heroin dependancy specializes in the evolution of the medication challenge within the united kingdom, studying the social and monetary outcomes from ancient and modern views. it's a special resource of reference for college students, researchers, healthcare execs and drug organizations either within the united kingdom and abroad.
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Details were submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions and on 8 September 1955 Dr Rourke appeared at Marylebone Magistrates’ Court to answer six charges of aiding and abetting the unlawful possession of drugs. Dismissing these the Magistrate, Mr Geoffrey Raphael, explained that he was ‘unable to find anything (in the Regulations) which prevents a doctor exercising his own discretion and saying, “In my view this man should have this drug” and give it to him’ (Daily Telegraph, 9 September 1955; Criminal Law Review 326, 1956) supporting a similar interpretation that the Regulations did not in any way limit a doctor’s right to prescribe dangerous drugs, which had been given by Counsel in connection with the submission of evidence to the Rolleston Committee some 30 years earlier.
Walker, who had administrative responsibility in the Home Office for drugs policy, and would certainly have been one of the ‘recent developments’ placed before the Committee had he not been transferred to other work before they began their enquiry. Whilst most of the blame for the failure to bring the emergence of this new group to the attention of the Committee must rest with the Home Office, the Committee cannot entirely escape responsibility. It simply will not do to claim ‘we were never told’, as some members of the Committee did at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Addiction in April 1961 when ‘Benny’ Benjamin, the pharmacist at John Bell & Croyden, shattered the self-congratulatory atmosphere by announcing that at his pharmacy he was dispensing heroin and cocaine for more addicts than had apparently come to their notice (Judson 1974, p.
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Heroin Addiction and 'The British System': Understanding the Problem: Policy and the British System by John Strang