Reflections on 40 Years of Drug Abuse Research: Changes in the Epidemiology of Drug Abuse

@article{Clayton2009ReflectionsO4,
  title={Reflections on 40 Years of Drug Abuse Research: Changes in the Epidemiology of Drug Abuse},
  author={R. Clayton and Z. Sloboda and B. Page},
  journal={Journal of Drug Issues},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={41 - 55}
}
The discipline of epidemiology utilizes the constructs of agent, host, vector, and environment to study the incidence and prevalence (i.e., the nature, extent, distribution, correlates) and the contexts, and consequences of drug abuse in the United States. This paper provides a selected review of the results of 40 years of epidemiological study of drug abuse using surveillance systems, general population surveys, ethnography and qualitative research approaches. It then addresses the challenges… Expand
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