Psychotropic Drugs, Prevention and Harm Reduction

Psychotropic Drugs, Prevention and Harm Reduction

1st Edition - August 30, 2017

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  • Editors: Imaine Sahed, Antony Chaufton
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482724
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023730

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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 strategies.Over the course of several chapters, contributed by attendees of the Psychotropics, Prevention and Harm Reduction Put to the Test By “Human and Social Sciences” workshop, a range of varied themes are explored within the scope of drugs and their uses. Both the socio-historical context of drug uses and the construction of prevention and harm reduction public policies in light of scientific knowledge are covered, as well as the issue of release, mobilization and/or negotiation of prevention and harm reduction standards, both for professionals and drug users.

Key Features

  • Presents acts that formalize the first day of study initiated by the network of young researchers at the Psychotropes and Societies Intervention
  • Offers a multidisciplinary view on the understanding of the use of psychotropic substances
  • Includes different analyses to stimulate reflection


Researchers, actors in the medico-social sector, educators

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Prevention in Care Environments:Approaches and Practices
    1. Scientific Data and Political Decisions in the Field of Addictive Behaviors
    2. Social Sciences and Practice Renewal: From Prevention, to Identification. to Early Intervention

    Part 2. (Re)designing Prevention: Multidisciplinary Outlooks
    3. The Beautiful Life With or Without Drugs: Questions on Emancipation
    4. Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverage Consumption of European Adolescents: Substitutes or Complements? The Value of an All-encompassing Policy
    5. Animated Images, Words Coming Alive, Reflection in Motion

    Part 3. Psychotropic Uses and Health Policies: International Perspectives
    6. Towards the Addiction of Adolescents Under Public Protection: Paradoxical Contextualization
    7. Socio-anthropological Contributions to the Senegalese Harm Reduction Program

    Part 4. Prevention and Harm Reduction at the User Level
    8. Promoting Harm Reduction Personal Strategies by Means of Drugs Checking: Its Use in CAARUD
    9. Initiation to Injection: A Community Challenge

Product details

  • No. of pages: 162
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 30, 2017
  • Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482724
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081023730

About the Editors

Imaine Sahed

Imaine Sahed completed her PhD in Sociology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France in 2016. Her research focuses on psychoactive substance consumption in youth and aims to understand the evolution of drug consumption during adolescence. She is interested in youth health research and promotion.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, France

Antony Chaufton

Antony Chaufton is a Clinical Psychologist and works in a health center, with both adults and adolescents who consume and abuse psychoactive substances. His interest concerns practices that are a risk to the physical, psychological and social body.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, France

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