This report is the first analysis of the prevalence and correlates of drug treatment in a sample of individuals representing the household population of the United States age [sic] 12 and older, as surveyed in the 1992 and 1993 National Household Surveys on Drug Abuse (NHSDA)...
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1984 Original Publisher: National Academies Original Identifier: NAP:11760 Subjects: Alcoholism Alcoholism - United States - Prevention - Congresses Alcoholism - Government policy - United States - Congresses Psychology / Psychopathology / Addiction Self-Help / Substance Abuse
Alcohol is a killer--1 of every 13 deaths in the United States is alcohol-related. In addition, 5 percent of the population consumes 50 percent of the alcohol. The authors take a close look at the problem in a "classy little study," as The Washington Post called this book. The Library Journal states, ". . . [T]his is one book that addresses solutions. . . . And it's enjoyably readable. . . . This is an excellent review for anyone in the alcoholism prevention business, and good background reading for the interested layperson." The Washington Post agrees: the book ". . . likely will wind up on the bookshelves of counselors, politicians, judges, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials throughout the country."
In 1933, President Herbert Hoover commissioned the "Ogburn Report," a comprehensive study of social trends in the United States. Fifty years later, a symposium of noted social and behavioural scientists marked the report's anniversary with a book of their own from the Commission on Behavioural and Social Sciences and Education. The 10 chapters presented here relate the developments detailed in the "Ogburn Report" to modern social trends. This book discusses recent major strides in the social and behavioural sciences, including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and linguistics.
As the nation's drug crisis has deepened, public and private agencies have invested huge sums of money in prevention efforts. Are the resulting programs effective? What do we need to know to make them more effective? This book provides a comprehensive overview on what we know about drug abuse prevention and its effectiveness, including Results of a wide range of antidrug efforts. The role and effectiveness of mass media in preventing drug use. A profile of the drug problem, including a look at drug use by different population groups. A review of three major schools of prevention theory--risk factor reduction, developmental change, and social influence. An examination of promising prevention techniques from other areas of health and human services. This volume offers provocative findings on the connection between low self-esteem and drug use, the role of schools, the reality of changing drug use in the population, and more. Preventing Drug Abuse will be indispensable to anyone involved in the search for solutions, including policymakers, antidrug program developers and administrators, and researchers.
Measures the prevalence of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco among the civilian, non-institutionalized population over 12 years old. Covers: marijuana; cocaine; inhalants, hallucinogens and heroin; nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs; alcohol; cigarettes and smokeless tobacco; problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use; drug use patterns; special topics (drug use by family income, health insurance status, and welfare assistance, prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse treatment, prevalence of anabolic steroid and "ice" use). Over 100 tables.
Treating Drug Problems, Volume 2 presents a wealth of incisive and accessible information on the issue of drug abuse and treatment in America. Several papers lay bare the relationship between drug treatment and other aspects of drug policy, including a powerful overview of twentieth century narcotics use in America and a unique account of how the federal government has built and managed the drug treatment system from the 1960s to the present. Two papers focus on the criminal justice system. The remaining papers focus on Employer policies and practices toward illegal drugs. Patterns and cycles of cocaine use in subcultures and the popular culture. Drug treatment from a marketing, supply-and-demand perspective, including an analysis of policy options. Treating Drug Problems, Volume 2 provides important information to policy makers and administrators, drug treatment specialists, and researchers.