Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction

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This report has four parts. The first part focuses on several factors that are necessary for substance abuse and addiction to occur, including an examination of the biological research regarding the phenomenon of addiction to a variety of substances. The second part describes individual risk and protective factors that contribute to the abuse of, and addiction to, alcohol and drugs. The third part, looks at how risk and protective factors play out in subcultures and in major activity settings (home, school, workplace, and recreation), and assesses the effectiveness of various substance abuse prevention initiatives. The fourth section, addresses a range ... continued below

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254 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. September 1994.

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This report has four parts. The first part focuses on several factors that are necessary for substance abuse and addiction to occur, including an examination of the biological research regarding the phenomenon of addiction to a variety of substances. The second part describes individual risk and protective factors that contribute to the abuse of, and addiction to, alcohol and drugs. The third part, looks at how risk and protective factors play out in subcultures and in major activity settings (home, school, workplace, and recreation), and assesses the effectiveness of various substance abuse prevention initiatives. The fourth section, addresses a range of legislative issues and options for Congress arising from an understanding of the factors leading to substance abuse and addiction.

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254 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) operated from 1972 to 1995, providing Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. This collection includes quarterly and annual reports, as well as internal OTA documents such as orientation materials. Many other interesting OTA materials are available in the OTA Legacy Collection via the CyberCemetery.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction, report, September 1994; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39757/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.