- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- Price: $28.00 CAD
- Publication Date: Mar 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 170
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More Harm Than Good
Drug Policy in Canada
In More Harm Than Good, Carter, Boyd and MacPherson take a critical look at the current state of Canadian drug policy and raise key questions about the effects of Canada’s increasing involvement in and commitment to the “war on drugs.” A primer on Canadian drug policy, the analysis in More Harm Than Good is shaped by critical sociology and feminist perspectives on drugs and incorporates insights not only from individuals who are on the front lines of drug policy in Canada — treatment and service workers — but also from those who live with the consequences of that policy on a daily basis — people who use criminalized drugs. Finally, the authors propose realistic alternatives to today’s failed policy approach.
Introduction: What Is This Book About?
A New Approach to Drug Policy for Canada
A Brief History of Drug Laws and Policy in Canada
Drug Use in Canada
Drug Policy: A Failed Drug Strategy
The “War on Drugs”: Criminalizing Drug Use
The International Drug Control System
Services and Supports for People Who Use Drugs
Harm Reduction Services in Canada
Drug Policy in the Future
About the Authors
Susan C. Boyd, PhD, is Associate Professor in Studies in Policy and Practice and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, University of Victoria. She is the author of From Witches to Crack Moms: Women, Drug Law, and Policy (2004) and Mothers and Illicit Drugs: Transcending the Myths (1999). She has published work in a number of scientific journals, and her academic background is augmented by her outreach work and community activism working with harm-reduction and anti-drugwar groups.
Connie I. Carter, formerly the senior policy analyst at the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, is the research officer for the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth.
Donald MacPherson is the director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.