New PDF release: Arslan

By M. J. Engh

ISBN-10: 0312879105

ISBN-13: 9780312879105

Arslan is a tender Asian common who conquers the realm in every week with no firing a shot and soon thereafter units up his headquarters in a small city in Illinois.

A masterpiece of political technology fiction and a booklet to problem such works as Ursula okay. LeGuin's The Dispossessed, Arslan is a ebook that others are actually measured opposed to. "It's approximately fathers and sons, approximately strength, a few surely ruthless (but now not unfeeling) brain in pursuit of a realistic answer to the world's problems." So M. J. Engh describes Arslan. This is a unique of strength and intensity that's unforgettable.

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76 The significant policy event of that year was the McClelland Report, from a committee set up by John Mackay at the Scottish Home and Health Department under the chairmanship of Dr D. B. L. McClelland. From a committee membership not derived from the drugs field, it was this document which first officially championed a harm-reduction approach in relation to AIDS, including the establishment of needle exchanges. 77,78 Scotland had taken the lead on this approach as the problem of HIV among injecting drug users had been effectively publicised by Dr Roy Robertson, a GP practising in the deprived Muirhouse area of Edinburgh.

Drug users were increasingly looking elsewhere for treatment. Following a decade or more of exclusion from treating addiction and without additional training, GPs were facing patients asking for treatment. Over the 1970s the proportion of patients seeing GPs practicing privately and in the NHS grew in both absolute terms and as a proportion of all those seen by doctors. Private doctors were also responding to the increase in demand, offering long-term maintenance prescribing of both injectable and oral methadone.

From the late 1970s to 1982 lines of allegiance hardened. Towards the end of the 1970s, smugglers started bringing large quantities of heroin into the UK, attracting new devotees to the drug. With the change in the main source of illicit opiates from doctors’ prescriptions to trafficked drugs, doctors found that instead of being the chief guardians of the drug supply, they now faced major competition from 28 The Politics of Addiction a fully fledged black market in imported heroin, and a growing pool of demand across the country, exceeding the Clinics’ ability to provide.

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