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Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

Author: Zili Sloboda
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer Science + Business Media, Inc, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlines the history of drug abuse and redefines its phenomena to reflect our knowledge. This book discusses the state and future of the field, balancing the practical concerns involved in gathering  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zili Sloboda
ISBN: 0387244158 9780387244150 9780387244167 0387244166
OCLC Number: 873399323
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Defining and Measuring Drug Abuse Behaviors.- Drug Abuse Heterogeneity and the Search for Subtypes.- Studying the Natural History of Drug Abuse.- Health, Social and Psychological Consequences of Drug Use and Abuse.- Use of Archival Data.- Sampling Issues in Drug Epidemiology.- Collecting Drug Use Data from Different Populations.- Indirect Methods to Estimate Prevalence.- Qualitative Methods in the Drug Abuse Fields.- Ethical Considerations for Drug Abuse Epidemiologic Research.- A Common Language for a Common Problem: The Developing Role of Drug Epidemiology in a Global Context.- Longitudinal Studies of Drug Use and Abuse.- Drug Abuse and the Spread of Infection.- Implications of Epidemiologic Information for Effective Drug Abuse Prevention Strategies.- The Role of Treatment Data in Studying the Epidemiology of Substance Use and Abuse.
Responsibility: edited by Zili Sloboda.

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