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NCJ Number: 120901 Find in a Library
Title: Research Digest 1986-1988
Corporate Author: Addiction Research Foundation
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 122
Sponsoring Agency: Addiction Research Foundation
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S1, Canada
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This volume presents summaries of the goals, content, and implications of the research of the Addiction Research Foundation from April 1986 through March 1988 and focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Abstract: The research is directed to supporting four program goals: 1) increasing understanding of the problems associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs, 2) improving the quality and accessibility of treatment and rehabilitation services, 3) increasing the accessibility of effective prevention programs, and 4) increasing public awareness and knowledge. Individual research projects focus on patterns of alcohol and drug use and problems, control measures, factors that control the voluntary consumption of substances, the processes of addiction, and damage to vital organs. Other projects focus on treatment programs, the treatment needs of special groups, methods of diagnosis and assessment, sociobehavioral issues, education and training, and levels of public information and awareness. Lists of selected publications on each topic.
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Research methods
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