In an ideal harm reduction model, drugs would be ranked according to their potential to cause harm, with varying implications for control policies and interventions.
In such a public health oriented approach, the maximum protection of the public from harm would be balanced with the least possible restriction of freedom.
In reality, however, the accuracy and completeness of the necessary information for such a ranking is highly limited.
Many other factors not readily incorporated in a rational model, such as values, beliefs, and traditions, also affect drug policy decisions.
Thus, rather than relying on acquisition of the necessary knowledge, it may be preferable to focus efforts on developing effective nonlegal measures to reduce drug use and harm.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Réduction, Risque, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Drogue illicite, Tabac, Santé mentale, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Reduction, Risk, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Illicit drug, Tobacco, Mental health, Canada, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0169367
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.