TECHNOLOGIES FOR UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION

US Government Office of Technology Assessment

October 18, 1994


Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Introduction

Part I: Necessary Preconditions

3 Biology and Pharmacology

4 Availability

5 Substance Use and Transitions to Abuse and Addiction

Part II: Individual Factors

6 Individual Risk and Protective Factors

Part III: Activity Settings

7 Ethnographic Drug Studies

8 Community Activity Settings

9 Policy Options


APPENDICES

A Drug Control Policy in the United States: Historical Perspectives

B Federal Programs: Prevention and Causation

C Perspectives on Defining Substance Abuse

D List of Contracts

E List of Workshops and Participants

F Acknowledgments

References