Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of Addictive Disorders

Pedro Ruiz

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSubstance Abuse Disorders
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780470745106
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • Concept of 'disease model' - governmental policy, decreasing drug use and abuse in societies
  • Concept of 'emerging marks'
  • Cyclical nature of drug abuse - with periods of increased use and abuse
  • Drug prevention principles, effectiveness of prevention interventions - and control of drug availability and judicial procedures
  • Epidemiology, treatment and prevention - of addictive disorders
  • Factors related to drug dependence - a result of use and abuse
  • Healthy individuals and those who are sick - biological, social, individual and collective factors related to health and disease
  • Management, benzodiazepine dependence and ecstasy - as well as ecstasy-like drugs
  • Novel treatment approaches - a focus
  • Protective factors vis-à-vis drug use and abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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