This paper reviews and describes the natural processes through which the people of a Third World country, Bangladesh, have been trying to provide treatment to drug misusers.
As the demand for medical help increases, different organizations develop to cater to the needs.
Bangladesh has followed the age-old ashram model and the contemporary medical hospital model to provide services to its addicts.
In reality the drug misuse treatment providers are still evolving through different learning stages about the biopsychosocial manifestations of addiction.
According to the authors, the stages of learning can be divided into three phases : 1) the early period of confusion and enthusiasm, 2) the period of truism, and 3) the period of pragmatism.
The people who have gained experience in running treatment centers in the last decade need to form alliances to share their experiences in order to develop rational models for drug treatment programs in Bangladesh.
It is also important that they develop methods to monitor providers'activities and to protect clients'safety and interests.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Service santé, Traitement, Sevrage toxique, Toxicomanie, Santé mentale, Bengla Desh, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Health service, Treatment, Detoxification, Drug addiction, Mental health, Bangladesh, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0485799
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.