Contemporary Drug Problems

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, 1998

A Qualitative Study of Self-Managed Change in Substance Dependence among Women
Introduction The question of the existence of spontaneous or natural recovery, its prevalence and processes, has been a controversial issue in all domains of psychotherapy. This is particularly so in the addictions field (Chiauzzi and Liljegren, 1993),...
Community and Treatment Program Challenges for Chemically Dependent American Indian and Alaska Native Women
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) living in the United States comprise one of the most diverse ethnic groups living in North America. Although Native Americans constitute less than 1% of the U.S. population, they represent more than 280 recognized...
Differential Item Functioning of the CAGE, TWEAK, BMAST, and AUDIT by Gender and Ethnicity
The importance of having available an efficient, sound instrument for the detection of alcohol dependence and problem drinking in a medical setting is underscored by the generally poor performance of clinical judgment and blood alcohol level (BAL) in...
Life Histories of Crack-Using African-American Homeless Men: Salient Themes
Ethnographic research methods, which utilize the perspective of drug users to describe their life experiences and social realities, have provided substantial insight into our understanding of the nature and course of drug use, the addict's drug use "career"...
"One of the Major Problems of Our Society": Symbolism and Evidence of Drug Harms in U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
The Court changes direction Supreme Court decisions have consistently allowed the state to intervene to protect individuals and society at large from the perceived dangers of illicit drugs-despite the infringement of various constitutional rights that...
On Writing a White Paper on Drug Policy
Drug policy is a matter of great concern and strong opinions in many countries. This seems to be the case regardless of whether the drug policy in the country is seen as liberal or as restrictive. Thus national and international drug policy, as well...
The "Swedish Model" of Dealing with Alcohol Problems: Historical Trends and Future Challenges
In an international comparison, alcohol treatment in Sweden stands out as rather singular with regard to its total per capita expenditure, its location within the municipal social services system, and the extent to which it relies on inpatient care (Klingemann...
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