The history and current state of drug abuse in Japan.

  title={The history and current state of drug abuse in Japan.},
  author={Kiyoshi Wada},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Drug abuse in Japan began after World War II and has been characterized by three epidemics of methamphetamine abuse; in addition, solvent abuse has been prominent for a long time. Since 1995, with the beginning of the third epidemic of methamphetamine abuse, drug abuse or dependence in Japan changed, with a marked decrease in solvent abuse, stabilization of methamphetamine abuse, an increase in the abuse of such drugs as cannabis or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (which do not have high… CONTINUE READING
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