Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

  • Zili┬áSloboda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Natural History of Drug Abusing Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Meyer D. Glantz, Kevin P. Conway, James D. Colliver
      Pages 15-27
    3. Yih-Ing Hser, Douglas Longshore, Mary-Lynn Brecht, M. Douglas Anglin
      Pages 29-43
    4. Michael D. Newcomb, Thomas Locke
      Pages 45-59
  3. Epidemiological Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Zili Sloboda, Rebecca McKetin, Nicholas J. Kozel
      Pages 63-78
    3. Colin Taylor, Paul Griffiths
      Pages 79-98
    4. Matthew Hickman, Colin Taylor
      Pages 113-131
    5. Claire E. Sterk, Kirk W. Elifson
      Pages 133-144
    6. Craig L. Fry, Wayne Hall
      Pages 145-157
  4. Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiologic Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Thomas A. Wills, Carmella Walker, Jody A. Resko
      Pages 177-192
    3. Don C. Des Jarlais, Holly Hagan, Samuel R. Friedman
      Pages 193-208
  5. Epidemiologic Information and Demand Reduction

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-240

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zili┬áSloboda
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Health and Social PolicyThe University of AkronAkronUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24415-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24416-7
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