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Current Trends in Drug  Use in the United  States  Dessa Bergen-Cico Ph.D.  Department of Public  Health Syracuse University
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Presentation Objectives: Understanding the nature, extent, consequences, and etiology of  drug use patterns and trends within and across across U.S.  populations analyzed by:  Age Gender/Sex Race Region  Estimate of the magnitude, impact, and risk of drug abuse  Data Sources: National Treatment Data, National Monitoring Surveys of  youth  and adults in the United States that track alcohol and other drug related health  risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of  Death  Disability Social problems
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Emerging and current trends Social epidemiology of drug abuse Drug abuse psychopathology: co- morbidity and vulnerability  Social and behavioral consequences of  drug abuse and related behaviors Drug markets and behavior economics
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Central Nervous System Effects Stimulants – Uppers Depressants – Downers Psychedelics – All arounders Within these categories are licit and illicit drugs
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Individual/Substance Specific Model  Drug abuse research has focused largely on individual risk factors (micro-level)
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course SCI HTW318 taught by Professor Bergen-cico during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.

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