Summary of Conclusions

  • John Marks


The abuse of dependence producing substances involves a complex interplay between sociocultural factors, economic influences, the personality of the individual, initial disease state and the pharmacological effects of the agent. The relative importance of each of these factors varies from one age to another and from one agent to another.


Pharmacological Effect Physical Dependence Excessive Dose Sociocultural Factor Economic Influence 
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© John Marks 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Marks
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  1. 1.Medical StudiesGirton CollegeCambridgeUK

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