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Author Tarter, Ralph E. ♦ Moss, Howard ♦ Blackson, Timothy ♦ Brigham, Janet ♦ Loeber, Rolf
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Drug Abuse ♦ Liability Status ♦ High Level ♦ Integral Biobehavioral Trait ♦ Drug Abuse Disorder ♦ Substance Abuse Disorder ♦ Multifactorial Basis ♦ Environmental Process ♦ Marginal Progress ♦ Pharmacological Property ♦ Person Position ♦ Environmental Influence
Abstract It is consensually accepted that the liability for developing a substance abuse disorder is not the same for all individuals in the population. Only marginal progress has been made, however, in determining the factors responsible for the variation in the liability to drug abuse, encompassing interacting biological, behavioral, and environmental processes. Since variation in the liability has a multifactorial basis, it is necessary, therefore, to identify the integral biobehavioral traits and to determine how a person’s position on these traits (phenotypes) covaries with environmental influences to determine liability status. Once this can be accomplished, it will be possible to specify with a high level of precision the liability for developing a drug abuse disorder for each individual in the population. At the outset, determining the factors contributing to the liability for drug abuse requires documentation of the pharmacological properties of compounds having abuse potential. From the multifactorial
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study