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Title: Drugs and Addict Lifestyles: Lifestyle Histories of Heroin Users
Corporate Author: Documentation Associates Information Services Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): P Ferguson; T Lennox; D J Lettieri
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: Documentation Associates Information Services Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90064
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
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Publication Number: 017-024-00430-8;(ADM)77-189
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Document: PDF
Type: Literature Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume summarizes research concerning drugs and addict lifestyles, specifically lifestyle histories of heroin users.
Abstract: The first section contains studies on typologies of lifestyles and drug using careers. The next section focuses on the natural history of addiction and includes research on occasional users, initiation into drug use, abstinence and relapse phenomena, maturing out, and follow-up studies. The literature on characteristics of heroin addicts is included, emphasizing psychosocial patterns and characteristics unique to females and ethnic groups. The final two sections cover drug use patterns and theories of addiction. Each research project synopsis consists of a summary, methodology, findings, and conclusions.
Main Term(s): Drug offenders; Heroin
Index Term(s): Drug research
Note: Research Issues No. 7
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