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Drug Abuse
The rapid spread and pervasiveness of the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs has created a grave situation which has caught the countries of the Region of the Americas unprepared and which far exceeds the capacity of the governments to respond effectively. Thus, it is essential to strengthen knowledge in this field and to promote epidemiologic studies such as those reported here. Health authorities, researchers, and health workers involved in drug abuse prevention and treatment will find the material in this volume useful for understanding the current status of the drug abuse problem and what is being done to combat it.(7/Jun/1990)
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Periodical Publications

Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 16, No. 1, July 2004
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 16, No. 1, July 2004/Julio 2004(1/Jul/2004)
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Technical Documents

The PACARDO research project: youthful drug involvement in Central America and the Dominican Republic
Objective: To estimate the occurrence and school-level clustering of drug involvement among school-attending adolescent youths in each of seven countries in Latin America, drawing upon evidence from the PACARDO research project, a multinational collaborative epidemiological research study. (Rev Panam Salud Pública 2004 15(6):400-416) (You can purchase this article)(16/Jun/2004)
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Behavioral Disorders
Reviews the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other psychoactive substances in the Americas and provides a general analysis of the problem, review of indicators, mental and psychological disorders, current care needs, future care needs, mental health care and services. (Chapter in "Health in the Americas," 1998, pp 184-192)(13/Apr/1998)
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