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Drugs and Alcohol

  • Amnon Carmi
  • Stanley Schneider

Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. G. di Gennaro
      Pages 1-1
  3. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. S. G. Shoham, J. Baruch, G. Rahav, R. Markowski, F. Chard, M. Ben-Haim
      Pages 5-11
  4. Drugs

  5. Alcohol

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book

Introduction

G. di Gennaro Abuse of drugs has reached such magnitude that it is regarded by most govern­ ments, scholars, and experts as one of the major problems of present-day society. The highest values of individuals and social groups are strongly attacked or are at risk as a result of the spread of drug abuse. As a consequence, society is deprived of the contribution of many of its members toward the establishment of better condi­ tions of life. On the other hand, considerable portions of the limited resources of so­ ciety are diverted to assist, cure, and rehabilitate drug addicts. The enormous gains derived from illicit traffic in drugs are contributing tremendously to the strengthen­ ing of criminal organizations and the rise of new aggressive criminal syndicates. The financial means of these groups are invested in illegal enterprises which extend the criminals' power to various sectors of the economy. One should recognize that the vast criminal network which is behind this crimi­ nal big business has achieved such strength that it acts as a counter-power. Corrup­ tion, racketeering, oppression, and illicit influences are among the dreadful ele­ ments which unavoidably accompany drug trafficking. The price paid for this by humanity is incommensurate.

Keywords

Drugs alcohol alcoholism hospital prevention psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Amnon Carmi
    • 1
  • Stanley Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.HaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Summit InstituteWurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, Michlala, Jerusalem Women’s CollegeJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-82595-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15838-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82595-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-7151
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