Drug Abuse: Origins and Interventions
Why are some people more likely than others to become addicted to drugs? What are the best ways to prevent and treat addiction? How should we shape our public policies about drug addiction? Scientific perspectives on drug abuse are changing, and Drug Abuse: Origins and Interventions provides the reader a comprehensive introduction to current ideas and research about the causes of drug abuse and its prevention and treatment. It also crystallizes the effects that research and public attitudes can and do have on our national drug abuse policies. The new discoveries and fresh theoretical perspectives presented here will benefit clinician and scientist alike, as well as anyone who cares about the societal effects of drug abuse.