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Research on Drugs and Drug Policy from a European Perspective, by L. Kraus, D.J. Korf (Eds.)

Category: Psychology/Psychological books
Item number: ISBN 1-59326-078-4
Price: 20.00 EUR   (w/o VAT 18.69)
2005, 148 pages
ISBN 3-89967-270-4 (Europe)
ISBN 1-59326-078-4 (USA)

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.


M. U. Petersen, Jørgen Jepsen: OBITUARY for Associate Professor Lau Laursen Storgaard

L. Kraus: Drug research from a European perspective: an introduction

D. J. Korf, J. F. Gamella, J. Moskalewicz, A. O’Gorman, B. Olsson, A. Uhl, M. Wouters: Social drug research in Europe: current themes and future developments

L. L. Storgaard: Trends in cannabis use and changes in cannabis policy in Denmark

P. Hakkarainen: Drug use as a generational phenomenon

M. Muys, T. Decorte: "Problematic use" of (illegal) drugs – A study of the operationalisation of the concept in a legal context in Belgium

H. Vervaeke, D. J. Korf: Ecstasy: motives for use and non-use

M. Prinzleve, P. Degkwitz, Ch. Haasen: Characteristics of high-risk opiate users in Europe

L. Montanari, C. Taylor, P. Griffiths, J. Vicente: Gender breakdown among clients starting treatment in outpatient treatment centres in nine European countries in 2002

A. McGee, R. Boreham, S. Blenkinsop: Ensuring accurate estimates of the prevalence of taking drugs among young people (11-15 year olds)


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