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Kraus, Ludwig and Korf, Dirk, eds. (2005) Research on drugs and drug policy from a European perspective : selected readings from the 15th International Conference of the European Society for Social Drug Research (ESSD). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers .

This book contains a selection of papers that were presented at the 15th international conference of the European Soci-ety for Social Drug Research (ESSD) in Munich from 14 to 16 October, 2004. The increasing variety of substances available today in the illicit drug market is reflected in the contributions to this book. They range from “old” drugs like cannabis and heroin, to “new“‘ drugs such as ecstasy and crack. The topics of the chapters centre around some of the basic questions at the core of European social drugs research: the impact of drug policy on drug use and drug-related problems, the aetiology of long term changes in drug use and drug use behaviour, the characteristics of drug users with and without contact to the health care system, the adequacy of the treatment system with respect to clients’ needs, especially the needs of women, and methodological considerations concerning the validity of survey techniques that provide the basis for most of our evidence. The European Society for Social Drug Research was founded in 1990 to promote the exchange of research findings among social scientists and to explore possibilities of future co-operation.

• Drug research from a European perspective: an introduction: L. Kraus
• Social drug research in Europe: current themes and future developments: D. J. Korf, J. F. Gamella, J. Moskalewicz, A. O’Gorman, B. Olsson, A. Uhl, M. Wouters
• Trends in cannabis use and changes in cannabis policy in Denmark: L. L. Storgaard
Drug use as a generational phenomenon: P. Hakkarainen
• "Problematic use" of (illegal) drugs – A study of the operationalisation of the concept in a legal context in Belgium; M. Muys, T. Decorte
• Ecstasy: motives for use and non-use; H. Vervaeke, D. J. Korf
• Characteristics of high-risk opiate users in Europe: M. Prinzleve, P. Degkwitz, Ch. Haasen
• Gender breakdown among clients starting treatment in outpatient treatment centres in nine European countries in 2002; L. Montanari, C. Taylor, P. Griffiths, J. Vicente
• Ensuring accurate estimates of the prevalence of taking drugs among young people (11-15 year olds); A. McGee, R. Boreham, S. Blenkinsop

Item Type:Book
Call No:MP18.4
Pages:146 p.
Publisher:Pabst Science Publishers
Place of Publication:Lengerich
Keywords:Europe, acute AOD use, Cannabis, MDMA, crack cocaine, heroin, youth (stage of life), general topics in research, applied research, sociology (field)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Accession Number:HRB 3679 (Available)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, drugs and alcohol research
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
R Research > Data collection method
B Drugs and alcohol substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA > Ecstasy
T Demographic characteristics > Gender differences
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
T Demographic characteristics > Drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Belgium
VA Geographic area > Europe
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use

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