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Operational Definitions in Socio-Behavioral Drug Use Research



NIDA Research Monograph, Number 2 [Printed in 1975]

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Table of Contents

Foreword-----V

Introduction-----1

History of Drug Use-----7
Lee N. Robins

Functional Taxonomy of Drugs-----12
Mildred Bateman

Definition of Addiction Liability Associated with Different Patterns of Drug Use-----17
Roger E. Meyer

Measures of Currency or Recency (In Drug Use Surveys)-----25
Louise Richards and Ira H. Cisin

The Measurement of "Ever Use" and "Frequency-Quantity" (in Drug Use Surveys)-----27
Denise Kandel

Defining the Term "Polydrug Use"-----36
Lloyd Johnston

Conditions of Drug Use-----49
Gail A. Crawford

Some Words of Caution on Subjective Concepts: "Interest in Trying, Maintaining or Changing Use," "Reasons for Use," "Reasons for Non-Use"-----43
Robert H. Eichberg

Effects of Drug Use-----46
John O'Donnell

Appendix A: Operational Definitions Used in Recent Socio-Behavioral Research on Drugs-----49

Appendix B: Examples of Questionnaires-----93




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