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II. Some critical remarks on the concept
of "social rehabilitation"of drug addicts - Notes
- This text is a paper, read in the Free University,
Amsterdam, 24th January 1986. Published in: Donner, R. en Visser, A.
Ph. (Ed): Rehabilitatie van druggebruikers. Free University Press,
- For a first class overview of methodological problems
involved and shortcomings of these kinds of research cf Fazey, 1977.2
- Produced very cheaply by the English in India.
- For a study about opium use in China during the last
centuries Kramer investigated a large number of sources. His conclusion:
"For whatever reason, most evidence suggests that moderation
in the consumption of smoking opium was the rule, in China and elsewhere.
As with alcohol today, it exacted a heavy toll from some people and
caused moderate disability for even larger numbers."