Cleaning the people's home: recent developments in Sweden's addiction policy.

@article{Gould1989CleaningTP,
  title={Cleaning the people's home: recent developments in Sweden's addiction policy.},
  author={Arthur L. Gould},
  journal={British journal of addiction},
  year={1989},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={
          731-41
        }
}
  • A. Gould
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • Political Science
  • British journal of addiction
Legislation has recently been passed in the Swedish parliament to criminalize drug use and widen the powers of the authorities to take adult alcoholics and drug addicts into care. The arguments and debates that have led to these measures are described, drawing on official reports, legislative proposals and parliamentary proceedings. The Swedish attempt to create a drug-free society is linked with recent economic problems, a temperance tradition, and a strong cultural desire for order. These… 
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