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Effects of Labeling the "Drug-Abuser": An Inquiry



NIDA Research Monograph, Number 6 [Printed in 1976]

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Table of Contents

Foreword-----iii

Acknowledgements-----iv

Introduction-----1

Drug Abuse as a Crime-----4

The Labeling Perspective-----6

The Labeling Process and Self-Concept-----7

Resisting Labeling-----10

The Effect of Apprehension-----12

Self-Concept Antecedent to Apprehension-----14

Self-Concept Antecedent to Drug Abuse-----15

Drug Abuse-----18

Drug Abuse and Drug Laws-----19

Drug Abuse, Apprehension, Self-Concept and Subsequent Behavior-----22

Concluding Remarks-----23

Selected Bibliography-----25




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