4.2. Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of Addictive Disorders

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Pedro Ruiz

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch5

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Ruiz, P. (2009) Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention of Addictive Disorders, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

  4. 5

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

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



  • epidemiology, treatment and prevention - of addictive disorders;
  • cyclical nature of drug abuse - with periods of increased use and abuse;
  • healthy individuals and those who are sick - biological, social, individual and collective factors related to health and disease;
  • concept of ‘disease model’ - governmental policy, decreasing drug use and abuse in societies;
  • novel treatment approaches – a focus;
  • management, benzodiazepine dependence and ecstasy - as well as ecstasy-like drugs;
  • protective factors vis-à-vis drug use and abuse;
  • factors related to drug dependence - a result of use and abuse;
  • drug prevention principles, effectiveness of prevention interventions - and control of drug availability and judicial procedures;
  • concept of ‘emerging marks’