Year: 1972 Source: Drug Therapy, v.2, no.3, (March 1972), p.49-68 SIEC No: 19910473

The author of this article asserts that drug abuse is a special form of self destruction. He provides data on the incidence of drug use, mortality, & suicide. He discusses various theories on drug use, including anomic suicide, connections to psychopathy, & to learned behavior. Diagnostic signs, treatment, & follow-up procedures are also detailed. Sections on older vs. younger addicts, & driver performance are included. (VM)