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Epidemiology of drug abuse

Author: Zili Sloboda
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Epidemiology of Drug Abuse takes the long view, cogently outlining what the book calls "the natural history of drug abuse" and redefining its complex phenomena to reflect our present-day knowledge. Twenty-six eminent contributors discuss the state and future of the field, balancing the practical concerns involved in gathering drug abuse data with the ethics of using the information." "With this multifaceted  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zili Sloboda
ISBN: 0387244158 9780387244150 0387244166 9780387244167
OCLC Number: 57434185
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Defining and measuring drug abusing behaviors / Zili Sloboda --
Drug abuse heterogeneity and the search for subtypes / Meyer D. Glantz, Devin P. Conway and James D. Colliver --
Studying the natural history of drug use / Yih-Ing Hser [and others] --
Health, social and psychological consequences of drug use and abuse / Michael D. Newcomb and Thomas Locke --
Use of archival data / Zili Sloboda, Rebecca McKetin and Nicholas J. Kozel --
Sampling issues in drug epidemiology / Colin Taylor and Paul Griffiths --
Collecting drug use data from different populations / Edward M. Adlaf --
Indirect methods to estimate prevalence / Matthew Hickman and Colin Taylor --
Qualitative methods in the drug abuse field / Claire E. Sterk and Kirk W. Elifson --
Ethical considerations for drug abuse epidemiologic research / Craig L. Fry and Wayne Hall. A common language for a common problems: the developing role of drug epidemiology in a global context / Paul Griffiths and Rebecca McKetin --
Longitudinal studies of drug use and abuse / Thomas A. Wills, Carmella Walker and Jody A. Resko --
Drug abuse and the spread of infection: HIV and AIDS as an example / Don C. Des Jarlais, Holly Hagan and Samuel R. Friedman --
Implications of epidemiologic information for effective drug abuse prevention strategies / Zili Sloboda --
The role of treatment data in studying the epidemiology of substance use and abuse / Robert L. Hubbard.
Responsibility: edited by Zili Sloboda.
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