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Drug Abuse: Etiology and Cultural Considerations
Drug abuse: Etiology and cultural considerations

The use and abuse of psychoactive chemicals has been one of the more weighty social issues of the past half century. Drug use has permeated many segments of society and, in addition to inherent deleterious effects, has become intertwined with a large number of other social problems, including street gangs, organized crime, the spread of AIDS, school dropout, and violence. Drug abuse clearly affects all segments of society, and ethnic minority populations have not escaped involvement with drugs and the consequences of drug use.

Drug use is circumscribed by a variety of cultural, social, economic, and other demographic factors, which must be taken into account for a full understanding of the complexity of the problem. ...

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