Early Developmental Stages of Substance Abuse
This publication presents the baseline findings from a study of the prevalence and incidence of drug use among adolescents and young adults over a period of 5 years. It describes the background, aims and methods of the 'Early Developmental Stages of Substance Disorder Project' (EDSP), which encompasses a wide range of basic, applied and espearally epidemiological results. Chapters include data on smoking and nicotine dependence, alcohol use and associated disorders, prevalence of illicit drugs, prescription drug use and abuse, as well as ecstasy and other related substances. As a comprehensive and up-to-date work, it contains essential information for clinicians, and in particular psychiatrists, psychotherapists and primary care physicians. It also provides useful background data from a public and epidemiological health perspective.