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NCJ Number: 169760 Find in a Library
Title: Etiology and Prevention of Drug Use: The U.S. National Institute of Drug Abuse Research Monographs: 1991-1994
Journal: Substance Use and Misuse  Volume:32  Issue:12 & 13  Dated:special issue (1997)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): G Oetting; V Cox
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 378
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 62 articles summarize the research monographs published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) during 1991-94 and focusing on methodological issues in drug prevention research, research on special populations, cocaine use, methamphetamine use, inhalant use, and drug use among ethnic minorities.
Abstract: An introduction by the NIDA director explains NIDA's role as the lead Federal agency for monitoring the nature and extent of drug abuse in the United States and for conducting research on drug abuse causes, drug prevention, and drug treatment. The papers on methodologies examine theoretical and practical issues involved in research on drug prevention and intervention and in the evaluation of prevention research. The papers on special populations focus on persons who are HIV-positive or are at high risk of HIV infection. Additional papers focus on the risk factors for cocaine use and cocaine dependence, psychiatric disorders in cocaine abusers, cocaine-related deaths, and cocaine trafficking. Further papers focus on the environmental impact and adverse health effects of the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine, methamphetamine abuse in Japan and the Republic of Korea, patterns of inhalant abuse in the United States and Canada, physiological aspects of inhalant abuse, death among inhalant abusers, and prevention and treatment of inhalant abuse. Other papers examine drug abuse among minorities, including black youth, Puerto Rican youth, Cuban youth, other Hispanic youth, American Indian youth, ethnic gangs, and young minority refugees. Abstracts of each paper in seven foreign languages
Main Term(s): Drug research
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention; Controlled Substances; Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug prevention programs
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