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The children of mama coca: Coca, cocaine and the fate of harm reduction in South America (2007)

The children of mama coca: Coca, cocaine and the fate of harm reduction in South America (2007)

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    International Journal of Drug Policy 18 (2007) 99–106

    Francisco I. Bastos, Waleska Caiaffa, Diana Rossi, Marcelo Vila, Monica Malta

    The paper reviews the main findings from substance misuse research carried out over the last two decades in South America looking at the main initiatives aimed at reducing drug related harm and curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases. The current challenges faced by harm reduction in the region are analysed from the perspective of the history of coca and its different uses in South America.