John Strang on Sir H Rolleston, ‘a caring medical approach’ and the British System
Posted on 09-02-2010
John talks about the growing ‘caring’ treatment approach along with the penal approach. He talks about the methods of treatment for heroin problems at that time. He describes the growth of intravenous drug use and the development of ‘a more modern day’ response that we would recognise today.


John Strang

Head of Addictions Department, Kings College UK

Location: London

Professor John Strang is currently Head of the Addictions Department at Kings College London and Head of the newly formed Addictions Clinical Academic Group (Academic Health Science Centre). See full CV in John Strang's FEAD Contributor Documents. Professor in the Psychiatry of the Addictions National Addiction Centre (Kings College) John has led on a number of…

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