Protective Factors for Drug Abuse

A Prospectus for a Japanese-U.S. Epidemiologic Study
  • Rumi Kato Price
  • Kiyoshi Wada
  • Keith S. Murray
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)


Popular literature often describes the two faces of Japan. One face presents the country’s ability to constantly adapt to and modify what comes from outside, such as technology, fashion, and language. This trait is acknowledged by the Japanese, who know their ancestors produced the Japanese language from a combination of indigenous phonetics and Chinese characters. The other face of Japan, however, shows its ability to adhere to traditional and even ancient values and customs in the face of global Westernization. These seemingly contradictory traits can confound non-Japanese observers.


Drug Abuse Conduct Problem Protective Factor Illicit Drug Conduct Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rumi Kato Price
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Wada
    • 2
  • Keith S. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Division of Drug Dependence and Psychotropic Drug Clinical ResearchNational Institute of Mental HealthChibaJapan

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