The Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080123646, 9781483186160

The Pharmacological and Epidemiological Aspects of Adolescent Drug Dependence

1st Edition

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

Editors: C. W. M. Wilson
eBook ISBN: 9781483186160
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 534
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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:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483186160

About the Editor

C. W. M. Wilson