4.1. Measuring, Preventing and Treating Global Drug Abuse

  1. Hamid Ghodse3,
  2. Helen Herrman4,
  3. Mario Maj5 and
  4. Norman Sartorius6
  1. Kylie D. Reed1,
  2. Mark Prunty2 and
  3. John Strang1

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch4

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Reed, K. D., Prunty, M. and Strang, J. (2009) Measuring, Preventing and Treating Global Drug Abuse, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 4

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 6

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London SE5 8BB, UK

  2. 2

    Respond (Community Substance Misuse Service), Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Leatherhead, Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • commentaries, measuring, preventing - treating global drug abuse;
  • elements of drug abuse - and drug prevention strategies, tying countries and cultures;
  • global production of drugs, a global market - a global problem of drug abuse;
  • global drug problem, in complex and varied populations - cultural and religious backgrounds;
  • access to health services - tackling drug misuse and associated morbidity reduced;
  • Medina-Mora et al.'s paradigms of drug misuse and dependence - models of preventive interventions by Poznyak;
  • drug problem, being established - implementing tertiary prevention strategies;
  • changing trends - in drug misuse and in treatment;
  • Poznyak, framework for levels - preventive strategies, evaluation of effectiveness of prevention interventions;
  • expanding evidence-based treatment portfolio - in field of drug misuse and dependence


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cultural Diversity and Economic Disparity

  • Reducing Supply, Demand and Harm

  • Treatment and Management Strategies

  • Changing Trends in Drug Misuse and in Treatment

  • Summary

  • References