Skip Page Header

Home > Epidemiology of drug abuse.

Sloboda, Zili, ed. (2005) Epidemiology of drug abuse. New York: Springer .

URL: http://books.google.ie/books?id=6Y9UkEo74LsC&print...

As the drug abuse epidemic evolves, so do the tools needed to understand and treat it. Accordingly, Epidemiology of Drug Abuse takes the long view, cogently outlining what the book calls "the natural history of drug abuse" and redefining its complex phenomena to reflect our present-day knowledge.

Twenty-six eminent contributors discuss the state and future of the field, balancing the practical concerns involved in gathering drug abuse data with the ethics of using the information. - Current thinking on pathways and etiology, as well as medical, psychological, and social sequelae of drug abuse - Proven, up-to-date methodologies for assessment - Challenges of gathering data from high-risk and other user populations - Sampling and application issues - Uses, sources, and limitations of treatment data - Analytical papers applying the methodologies to specific and global studies - The role of epidemiology studies in developing prevention strategies

With this multifaceted approach to the subject, Epidemiology of Drug Abuse provides researchers and educators with a reference that sheds significant light on infrequently covered areas. In addition, its breadth and accessibility of coverage make it a teaching text suitable to courses in epidemiology, public health, and drug abuse.


Item Type
Book
Date
2005
Call No
PD, AA2
Pages
x, 240
Publisher
Springer
Place of Publication
New York
ISBN
0-387-24415-8
Keywords
research, data set, epidemiology, demography and epidemiology, research method and research organization, statistical data, longitudinal study, quantitative data analysis, qualitative research method, statistics
Notes
Includes index, bibliographic references
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3006 (Available)

Repository Staff Only: item control page