Intervening in the Use and Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol: Critical Issues — Specious Actions

  • Stanley Einstein


The first documented case of drug misuse is well known to most of us. Since it occurred a long time ago, the substance which was misused was an easily available natural product and not a synthetic one. The user had been forewarned not to use it, although the consequences of its use were unknown. Nevertheless the “temptation,” the “desire,” the “inquisitiveness,” the “challenge” — concepts well known to us — to satiate man’s complex appetites could not be resisted. A “slimy sociopath,” devious in his ways, was the apparent drug connection. The first reported drug user was a woman. She spread drug use to man. This is the earliest documented case of “drug contagion.” An endless epidemic was initiated. In this same documented case study, signs and symptoms of a drug experience and projected withdrawal are described. Paradise was lost by the ingestion of a natural chemical. Since that awesome event conferences have been held, books and articles have been written, and policies have been made which have resulted in the following rather peculiar scenario.


Drug User Intervention Agent Drug Experience Effective Intervention Plan Misuse Intervention 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Einstein
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  1. 1.JerusalemIsrael

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