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Methodological Problems in Evaluating Drug Misuse Intervention Programmes

  • Marvin A. Lavenhar

Abstract

In response to the problem of widespread illicit drug use in the late 1960’s, numerous intervention programmes were instituted in the absence of careful planning and tested hypotheses. A great amount of resources in time, energy, and money has been expended in preventive efforts. As the costs of these programmes have spiraled upward, with few apparent successes, the trend has been toward critical assessment of the efficacy of these efforts.

Keywords

Drug Dependence Drug Abuse Prevention Drug Treatment Programme Drug Education Community Drug 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marvin A. Lavenhar
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  1. 1.Division of BiostatisticsNew Jersey Medical SchoolUSA

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