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Pampering “Needle Freaks” or Caring for Chronic Addicts? Early Debates on Harm Reduction in Amsterdam, 1972–82
  • G. Blok
  • Psychology
  • The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs
  • 1 March 2008
During the 1970s, the Dutch were suddenly confronted with an epidemic of heroin use. This article analyzes the initial reactions to this epidemic in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. First of all, thisExpand
‘We the Avant-Garde’. A History from Below of Dutch Heroin Use in the 1970s
In the 1970s the Netherlands (like many other western countries) was shocked by a sudden wave of heroin use. The heroin ‘epidemic’ is  currently framed as a public health problem that has been solvedExpand
[The current psychometric state of risk assessment scales for adults in the Netherlands].
BACKGROUND Although Dutch forensic psychiatry is making increasing use of structural risk assessment scales, the controversy about the value and usefulness of these instruments continues unabated. Expand
[Insulin shock treatment in The Hague from 1937 to the end of the 1950s].
Insight is provided into experiences with insulin shock therapy in the psychiatric clinics in The Hague and into the factors that led to the therapy’s rise and fall. Expand
Imagining Communities : Historical Reflections on the Process of Community Formation
In ’Imagined Communities’, first published in 1983, Benedict Anderson argued that members of a community experience a "deep, horizontal camaraderie." Despite being strangers, members feel connectedExpand