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Title: Issues in Controlled Substance Use - Papers and Commentary, Conference on Issues in Controlled Substance Use, Stanford, California, June 2-3, 1978
Corporate Author: National Research Council
Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Cmtte on Substance Abuse and Habitual Behavior
Editor(s): D R Maloff; P K Levison
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: National Acad of Sciences
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National Institute of Justice/
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National Research Council
Sale Source: National Acad of Sciences
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Conference papers and discussions are presented on the general subject of controls that limit or amplify substance use and its effects.
Abstract: The material presented gives attention to a wide range of substance use behaviors that fall between abstinence and excessive use and to the variables that influence these behaviors. People learn appropriate substance use from familiar or respected others who encourage and reward particular behavior patterns. When, where, with whom, and how much one uses a substance is to some degree regulated by group norms and sanctions. Similarly, social learning and group norms provide guidelines for how to behave 'under the influence' and suggest what substance effects to expect. These and similar issues are examined in one of the papers. The second presentation discusses issues related to the acquisition of data on controlled substance use. This relates to how knowledge of control factors in the United States can be upgraded and extended. The third paper, 'Redemption of the Overuser,' examines how society defines and attempts to control overusers and transform them into abstainers or controlled users. The fourth paper develops the thesis that genetic factors in the ethanol intake control system can be studied in animal models to aid the understanding of alcohol intake patterns in humans. Conference comments and general discussions on each paper are presented. References for each presentation are listed, and, where appropriate, tabular and graphic data are provided.
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Data collections; Drug abuse; Drug research; Drug treatment; Drug use; Social control theory; Workshops and seminars
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