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ERIC Number: ED058569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 42
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Psychological and Personality Undercurrents of a Drug User. Student Drug Use and the Hang-Loose Ethic. Students and Drug Use: A Study of Personality Characteristics and Extent of Drug Using Behavior. A Report on Drug Abuse in the City of Edmonton to the Mayor's Executive Committee on Drug Abuse.
Paterson, John G.; And Others
These 4 papers were presented at the Canadian Guidance and Counselling Convention, 1971. (1) Hughes used a questionnaire to show that marihuana users were more likely to subscribe to the "hang-loose ethic," i.e., a personal and social ethic antagonistic to the ideas of the Protestant ethic, as manifested in their behaviors; self-concepts; educational, political and social attitudes; and in demographic characteristics. (2) Paterson, too, found habitual drug users frequently identifiable by their behaviors and personalities, most rebelling against and withdrawing from society, conventional morality and organized religion, although using the drug culture and mystical religions to meet similar needs. (3) The study by Riggs, however, found the personalities of habitual, occasional and non-users of psychedelic drugs essentially similar, except that habitual drug users showed less endurance. (4) The Brosseau report proposes increased coordination and cooperation between the various public and private drug-related services; development of preventive programs in the schools, emergency crisis treatment centers and a center to treat abusers with associated psychological problems; and emphasizes the need for research and evaluation. (KS)
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Note: Papers presented at Canadian Guidance and Counselling Association convention, Toronto, May 30 - June 2, 1971