By M. J. Akhtar (auth.), J. S. Madden, Robin Walker, W. H. Kenyon (eds.)
It is for me, as President of the Merseyside Lancashire & Cheshire Council on Alcoholism, a sign privilege to put in writing a short foreword to those complaints of the 3rd overseas convention on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. throughout the week specialists, from across the world, in all these disciplines that have a contribution to make to the answer of the issues of alcoholism and drug dependence, surveyed fresh advances in our wisdom of the aetiology, epidemiology, early attractiveness, administration, and the social and commercial implications of those dual scourges of the modern scene. The discussions have been such a lot necessary and enlightening even if a large spectrum of conflicting perspectives and studies have been printed. The justification for including one more quantity to the becoming literature during this box is two-fold; first, that these playing the convention can examine at relaxation and extensive the transactions of the convention; and secondly, that those that have been not able to wait could gain advantage from the newest perspectives of foreign specialists within the assorted features of 1 of the main present difficulties in international wellbeing and fitness. LORD COHEN OF BIRKENBEAD CH, PRSH, MD, DSc, ScD, LLD, DCL, FRCP, DL, JPo CONTENTS advent . . • . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Whatever the real number of drug users in the population is, there can be little doubt that it greatly exceeds the "tip of the iceberg" represented by Home Office figures. A number of studies, (Plant & Reeves 1973), have shown that even amongst those regularly injecting heroin and other drugs, there are many Who pass unrecorded by the Home Office. So the numbers of those using drugs is open to conjecture. In spi te of this, many studies have produced consistent infonnation about the types of people Who use illegal drugs, and about their patterns of use.
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Apart from numerous clinical studies, (Ritson et al 1973, Stimson 1973, Woodside 1973, Plant 1976, Plant and Ritson 1976), and studies of convicted offenders, (Noble 1970 and 1971, Cockett 1971, Mott and TB\Vlor 1974, Bean 1974), there have been many sample interview surveys of drugtaking amongst young adults in various social settings, (Binnie and Murdock 1969, Hindmarch 1970, Kosviner et al 1973, MackB\V et al 1973, Hindmarch et al. 1975). Most drug surveys have been confined to schools and universities.