ERIC Number: ED036824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Social and Psychological Factors of Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents.
Barter, James T.; Werme, Paul H.
This paper is devoted to a selected review of literature on drug abuse and dependence among children and adolescents. It is divided into seven sections, each giving information on studies, both nationally and internationally, on a particular drug. These are: nicotine, alcohol, organic solvents (sniffing of substances such as plastic cement, laquer thinners), stimulants and sedatives, marijuana, psychedelic drugs such as LSD, and narcotics. The last section discusses various ways the adolescent drug problem can be dealt with. These include ideas such as educating parents about drugs and their effects and increasing the availability of social-psychiatric services for young people. References are included. (EW)
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Authoring Institution: Sacramento County Medical Health Services, Sacramento, CA.; Sacramento County Medical Center, Sacramento, CA.