ERIC Number: ED203259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Theories on Drug Abuse: Selected Contemporary Perspectives. Research Monograph 30.
Lettieri, Dan J., Ed.; And Others
This volume presents various theoretical orientations and perspectives of the drug abuse research field, derived from the social and biomedical sciences. The first section contains a separate theoretical overview for each of the 43 theories or perspectives. The second section contains five chapters which correspond to the five components of a drug abuse theory, i.e., initiation, continuation, transition and use to abuse, cessation, and relapse. A series of guides, devised to facilitate comparison and contrast of the theories, lists: (1) all contributing theorists and their professional affiliations; (2) classifications of the theories into four categories of one's relationship to self, to others, to society, and to nature; (3) identifications of the theories by academic discipline; (4) corresponding page numbers for each theory and its overview; and (5) a concise, comparative summary of each theory. Suggestions for the use of this reference are also included. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Anthologies, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Family Influence, Illegal Drug Use, Individual Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Self Esteem, Social Influences, Theories, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Research.
Authoring Institution: Metrotec Research Associates, Washington, DC.