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ERIC Number: ED177455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Perspectives on the History of Psychoactive Substance Use; Research Issues 24.
Austin, Gregory A.
This collection of resources contains 34 studies which summarize significant developments within the history of psychoactive substance use in developed countries since the sixteenth century. The primary intent of this volume is to provide a greater awareness of the ubiquity of drug use in the past and of the complex and varied factors which have influenced its spread, society's response to the spread, and the effects of that response. The studies review drug use since the Renaissance in the United States, Europe, and Asia with an emphasis on the following substances: alcohol, coffee, tobacco, ether, cocaine, amphetamine, marihuana, opium, and the opiates. Each section includes an introductory review, chronology and summaries of previous research. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Cross Cultural Studies, Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, History, Marihuana, Psychological Studies, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Attitudes, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-024-00879-6)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Documentation Associates, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For related documents see CG 013 892-93