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NCJ Number: 31360 Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIELD OF DRUG ABUSE - NATIONAL DRUG ABUSE CONFERENCE, 1974
Editor(s): E SENAY; V SHORTY; H ALKSNE
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 1165
Sponsoring Agency: Schenkman Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sale Source: Schenkman Publishing Co
3 Mt Auburn Place
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF PAPERS ON ALL ASPECTS OF DRUG ABUSE BEHAVIOR, TREATMENT, PREVENTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS PREPARED BY PERSONNEL FROM ALL AREAS OF THE DRUG ABUSE FIELD.
Abstract: THIS VOLUME PRESENTS THE WORK OF FEDERAL, STATE, AND PRIVATE AGENCIES COPING WITH DRUG ABUSE AND ITS PREVENTION. THE BOOK IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CASES ILLUSTRATING THE CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE AND THE NEW SETS OF WORKING TERMS AND PERSPECTIVES WITH WHICH EXPERTS MUST CONTEND. INCLUDED ARE THOROUGH DISCUSSION OF ENFORCEMENT AND MASS DETECTION OF USERS. WIRETAPPING, NO-KNOCK ENTRY, HOT LINES, SURVEILLANCE OF PATIENTS, AND THE NET EFFECTS OF POLICIES ARE EXAMINED. THERE ARE STUDIES FROM THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES, EXAMINATIONS OF THE ADDICTED WOMAN AND MOTHER, AND A COMPREHENSIVE SECTION ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS VOLUME INCLUDE A PAPER DEMONSTRATING THAT WHILE OUR NATIONAL EFFORT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN REDUCING THE ILLICIT DRUG USE AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OF ADDICTS, IT HAS NOT BEEN AS SUCCESSFUL IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT AND IN INDUCING PSYCHO-SOCIAL STABILITY. THE WORK PRESENTED BY A NUMBER OF EPIDEMIOLOGISTS SUGGESTS THAT THE UNITED STATES MAY BE ON THE WAY TOWARD DEVELOPING A SCIENTIFICALLY BASED NATIONAL ESTIMATE OF THE INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF VARIOUS FORMS OF DRUG ABUSE. THE CONTRIBUTION BY PHYSICIANS INVOLVED IN INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS INDICATES THAT DRUG ABUSE AMONG THE EMPLOYED IS FINALLY RECEIVING OVERDUE ATTENTION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse causes; Drug detection; Drug detoxification; Drug law enforcement; Drug offenders; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Drug withdrawal; Methadone detoxification treatment
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