Drug Abuse
PAHO Scientific Publication No 522
ISBN-13    9789275115220 ISBN-10    9275115222
Order Number    16100522 Format    E-book collection (PDF)
Price    CHF    50.00 / US$    60.00 Developing countries:    CHF    35.00
English     1990        209   pages
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Presents the results of epidemiological studies designed to assess the extent of the drug abuse problem in the Americas and identify lines of preventive action. The book has two parts. The first is a multi-authored collection of studies in three main groups. The first provides a sample of current research designed to gauge the extent of the drug abuse problem and determine why governments are so often unprepared to respond effectively. The second group explores methodologies used in drug abuse research and points out the necessity of developing alternative epidemiological surveillance systems. Papers in the third group attempt to determine which preventive strategies are most effective and to which groups they should be directed. The second half of the book presents an epidemiological report on the use and abuse of psychoactive substances in each of 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.