International Journal of Drug Policy 52 (2018) 32–38 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect International Journal of Drug Policy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/drugpo Experiences with compulsory drug detention among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand: A qualitative study a,b, a,c d a,c Thomas Kerr *, Will Small , Prempreeda Pramoj Na Ayutthaya , Kanna Hayashi British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, St. Paul’s Hospital, 608 - 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, 317-2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Blusson Hall, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada IRGT, a Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, USA Introduction remain criminal offenses (Ofﬁce of the Narcotics Control Board of Thailand, 2011a). This new legislation fuelled the development of a In many settings throughout the world, the primary response to large system of CDDCs (referred to as bangkap bambat or “forced illicit drug use relies upon punitive drug law enforcement and treatment”) where those charged with illicit drug use are conﬁned control efforts. A consequence of this focus is the growing to undergo “rehabilitation”(Pearshouse, 2002).
International Journal of Drug Policy – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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