The Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence

The Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence

Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Addiction, London, 1 and 2 September 1966

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: C. W. M. Wilson
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The Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence is a collection of proceedings presented at the International Symposium on the Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence, held in London on September 1-2, 1966 under the auspices of the Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs. The symposium provided a forum for discussing the pharmacological and epidemiological aspects of drug dependence in adolescents. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the chemistry and pharmacology of narcotic drugs in adolescence, as well as narcotic addiction in young people in the United States. The discussion then turns to pharmacology and clinical observations on stimulant drugs and hallucinogenic drugs; the epidemiology and social pharmacology of drugs of dependence; and features of adolescent drug dependence. Regulations aimed at controlling drugs of dependence are also analyzed in relation to the national incidence of adolescent dependence in certain countries such as Britain, Belgium, Israel, and the Netherlands. The remaining chapters focus on the language, evidence, and patterns of drug abuse, together with research in relation to drugs of dependence. This book will be of interest to pharmacologists, epidemiologists, and policymakers concerned with drug dependence.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors to the Symposium

    Preface

    Introduction

    Chapter 1. Pharmacology and Clinical Observations on Narcotic Drugs

    I. Chemistry and Pharmacology of Narcotic Drugs in Adolescence

    II. Narcotic Addiction in Young People in the United States

    Chapter 2. Pharmacology and Clinical Observations on Stimulant Drugs

    I. Animal Behaviour Studies and Some Possible Implications for Man

    II. Clinical Aspects of Amphetamine Dependence

    III. An Epidemic of Phenmetrazine Dependence—Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects

    IV. Epidemic Misuse of Phenmetrazine and Some Data about a Combination with a Laxative

    Chapter 3. Pharmacology and Clinical Observations on Hallucinogenic Drugs

    I. Lysergic Acid Derivatives in Morning Glory Seeds

    II. Abuse of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide—an Increasing Problem

    III. The Use of Cannabis in Relation to the Adolescent

    Chapter 4. The Social Pharmacology of Drugs of Dependence

    I. Drug Dependence or Drug Abuse?

    II. The Psycho-Social Aspects of Student Drug-Taking

    III. Psychological and Social Aspects of Drug Dependence in Adolescence

    IV. Socio-Psychological Factors in Drug Dependence

    V. Legal Aspects of Drug Dependence in Relation to Student Drug Abuse

    Chapter 5. The Epidemiology of Drugs of Dependence

    I. Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence in the United States

    II. Recent Changes in the Pattern of Drug Abuse in London and the United Kingdom

    III. Causes of Death from Drugs of Dependence

    IV. The Pathological Aspects of Drug Dependence

    Chapter 6. Features of Adolescent Drug Dependence—a Compendium

    I. Pharmacological Features of Drug Dependence

    The Pharmacology of Drugs of Dependence

    Drug Dependence of the Heroin Type

    Drug Dependence of the Cannabis Type

    Marijuana—Heroin Interdependence

    Dependence on LSD

    Drug Dependence of the Stimulant Type

    Alcohol, Stimulant and Barbiturate Interdependence

    II. The Social Pharmacology of Drugs of Dependence

    Sources of Drugs for the Drug-Using Culture

    Drugs of Dependence in the Group Culture

    Treatment of Drug Dependence in its Natural Setting

    III. Features of Dependence in relation to Society

    Education in Relation to Drug Dependence

    Advertising in Relation to Drug Dependence

    Drug Dependence: its Relation to Crime

    Institutional Care and Treatment of Drug Users

    Drugs of Dependence: Control of their Use by Society

    Chapter 7. The Regulations Controlling Drugs of Dependence in Relation to the National Incidence of Adolescent Dependence in Certain Countries

    I. Changes in Drug Abuse in Relation to the Law

    II. Summary of the Regulations Controlling Dangerous Drugs in Belgium and Commentary on Their Effectiveness

    III. Drugs of Dependence in the Federal Republic of Germany

    1. Drug Legislation and Control in the Federal Republic of Germany

    2. Dangerous Drug Legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany

    IV. Drugs of Dependence in Ireland

    1. Drug Control in Ireland

    2. The Evidence for Adolescent Drug Abuse in Ireland

    V. Legislation and Drug Addiction in Israel

    VI. Summary of the Regulations Controlling Dangerous Drugs in the Netherlands

    VII. Drugs of Dependence in Sweden

    1. Legislation and Drug Control in Sweden

    2. The Control and Treatment of Phenmetrazine Dependence in Sweden

    3. The Regulations Controlling Dangerous Drugs in Sweden

    VIII. The Changing Pattern and Control of Dangerous Drugs in the United Arab Republic

    IX. Drugs of Dependence in the United Kingdom

    1. Summary of the Main Legal Provisions Controlling the Use of Drugs in the United Kingdom

    2. The Control of Drug Use in the United Kingdom

    X. Some Comments on Adolescent Drug Dependence and the Law in the United States

    Chapter 8. The Language, Evidence and Patterns of Drug Abuse

    I. The Language of Drug Dependence—a Glossary of Slang Terms Used by Addicts in the United Kingdom

    II. The Evidence for Drug Abuse in the United Kingdom and the United States of America

    III. The Patterns of Drug Abuse. The Clinical and Social Pharmacology of Drugs of Dependence

    Pharmacological and Psychogenic Aspects of Drug Abuse

    Factors Predisposing to and Associated with Drug Dependence in the Family History

    The Pattern of Dependence

    Relationship Between Drug-Taking and Anti-Social Behaviour

    The National Incidence and Ages of Individuals Abusing Drugs

    The Abuse of Drugs in Combination—Drug Escalation, Combination and Alternation

    Chapter 9. Research in Relation to Drugs of Dependence

    I. Drug Dependence in Adolescents: the Challenge to the Research Worker

    II. Lines of Research on Drugs of Dependence—a Compendium

    Chapter 10. Adolescent Drug Dependence: An Expression of an Urge

    Summary of the Symposium

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  • No. of pages: 534
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186160

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