Drug Abuse pp 104-110 | Cite as

The Patterns of Drug Abuse in France

  • Jean F. Mabileau
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 20)


As late as 1965 the representative of France, in describing the situation, was still able to say that “addiction did not present social problems in France, but was still an individual evil which called for close attention. No country could be sure of being exempt from the scourge. In France, drug addiction was mainly of therapeutic origin and, thanks to the strict regulations and to the cooperation of doctors, the number of cases could be kept quite small...” (Report of the Twentieth Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, E/4140, E/CN. 7/488, p. 31).


Drug Abuse Drug Addiction Drug Trafficking Narcotic Drug Heroin Addiction 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean F. Mabileau
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  1. 1.Social Affairs Inspection BranchMinistry of Public Health and PopulationParisFrance

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