22. Epidemiology of Illicit Drug Use Disorders

  1. Ming T. Tsuang4,5,
  2. Mauricio Tohen6,7 and
  3. Peter B. Jones8
  1. Wilson M. Compton1,
  2. Marsha F. Lopez2,
  3. Kevin P. Conway1 and
  4. Yonette F. Thomas3

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch22

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Compton, W. M., Lopez, M. F., Conway, K. P. and Thomas, Y. F. (2011) Epidemiology of Illicit Drug Use Disorders, in Textbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Third Edition (eds M. T. Tsuang, M. Tohen and P. B. Jones), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976739.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92039, USA

  2. 5

    Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA

  3. 6

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, USA

  4. 7

    Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7526 Louis Pasteur Drive, San Antonio TX 78229-3900, USA

  5. 8

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Box 189, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9589, Bethesda MD 20892-9589, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9589, Bethesda, MD 20892-9589, USA

  3. 3

    Howard University, Office of the Vice President for Research and Compliance (OVPRC), C.B. Powell Building, Suite 137, 525 Bryant Street, N.W., Washington DC 20059, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470694671

Online ISBN: 9780470976739

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Keywords:

  • Epidemiology;
  • drug use;
  • drug abuse;
  • drug dependence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Drug consumption

  • Definitions

  • Rates of DSM-IV abuse and dependence

  • Global rates of drug use disorders

  • Comorbidities with psychiatric conditions

  • Genetic epidemiology

  • Future opportunities

  • Conclusions

  • Disclaimer

  • References