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By Norman Zinberg

A number one specialist on drug use illuminates the standards that let a few humans to take advantage of such hugely addictive and unsafe components as alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics, and opiates in a managed type. "This cogently written paintings can be of curiosity to contributors of the clinical neighborhood, rather those that have touch with substance abusers, psychiatrists, sociologists, policymakers, directors, and laypersons....Well worthy reading." -- JAMA

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I expected that some compulsive and marginal subjects would be recruited in the process of seeking controlled subjects, and that if more subjects were needed and time permitted, at least the compulsives would be relatively easy to locate. Five recruitment techniques were used in both the DAC and NIDA studies. 1. The researchers described the project to friends and colleagues who had some professional or personal contact with drug users, asking them to spread the word about the research and to refer to us anyone who might possibly be considered a moderate marihuana, psychedelic, or heroin user.

The average frequency of use, by the controlled opiate subjects in the combined sample, of seven types of other drugs during the year preceding initial interview is shown in table 3 . 7% of these subjects completely refrained from using five types of drugs (including "other"): psychedelics, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, and such "other" drugs as inhalants and PCP. htm[26-8-2010 11:55:55] Research Methodology and Data consumption was generally quite moderate. About 36% of the sample used alcohol on at least a daily basis.

The screening procedure was repeated before beginning the interview. The extent to which we were able to reassure candidates about confidentiality obviously had a critical effect on recruitment and on the quality of the interview itself. Nine procedures were used to safeguard the interviewees' identity. htm[26-8-2010 11:55:55] Research Methodology and Data 1. No subject's name or any other identifying information was available to anyone outside the research proejct. 2. Interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed, and these records were assigned code numbers.

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