Reviewing the prevention of recreational drug use.
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Amador Calafat examines drug-prevention initiatives targeted specifically at recreational drug users in Chapter 8. He identifies the characteristics and significance of this relatively new phenomenon and describes the forms of prevention that have grown up in Europe in response to it. The author then suggests concrete ways of raising awareness of the specific problems associated with recreational drug use and of improving both preventive interventions themselves and their evaluation.