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Vol. 8, No. 4, 2002
Issue release date: November 2002
Section title: Special Topic Section. Addiction Research in Central and Eastern Europe
Eur Addict Res 2002;8:177–183
(DOI:10.1159/000066137)

Drugs in the Postsocialist Transitions of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland

Lagerspetz M.a · Moskalewicz J.b
aEstonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn, Estonia; bInstitute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland

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Abstract of Special Topic Section. Addiction Research in Central and Eastern Europe

Published online: 12/2/2002
Issue release date: November 2002

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR

Abstract

The article discusses problems related to illicit drugs in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia against the background of the postsocialist transitions of the 1990s. Besides the drug problem, the political and market reforms of the 1990s were accompanied by a surfacing of a variety of social problems, some of which had already been present during the authoritarian socialist regimes. Gaining reliable and comparable statistics on drug-related harm has become very difficult due to changes in treatment system and health statistics. Nevertheless, all available evidence suggests that the use of illicit drugs has grown rapidly in all four countries, it now being close to the Western European level. As a result of international impulses rather than domestic interest, strictly restrictive drug policies have been adopted. Drug problems are aggravated by a marginalisation of a large part of the populations. Accordingly, their reduction may require a more general revision of the four countries’ economic and social policies.

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European Addiction Research (Special Topic Section: Craving and Anticraving)

Vol. 8, No. 4, Year 2002 (Cover Date: November 2002)

Journal Editor: M. Krausz, Hamburg; A. Uchtenhagen, Zurich
ISSN: 1022–6877 (print), 1421–9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/ear


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Special Topic Section. Addiction Research in Central and Eastern Europe

Published online: 12/2/2002
Issue release date: November 2002

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISSN: 1022-6877 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9891 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/EAR


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