By Norman Zinberg
A number one professional on drug use illuminates the standards that let a few humans to exploit such hugely addictive and unsafe components as alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics, and opiates in a managed style. "This cogently written paintings could be of curiosity to individuals of the clinical group, quite those that have touch with substance abusers, psychiatrists, sociologists, policymakers, directors, and laypersons....Well worthy reading." -- JAMA
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Extra resources for Drug, Set, and Setting: The Basis for Controlled Intoxicant Use
Whose history was published in the January 1-976 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. C. used four shots of morphine a day, five days a week, ten months of the year (Zinberg & Jacobson 1976). He abstained every weekend and also during his two months' vacation. His case had been presented earlier (1-964) in the New England Journal of Medicine (Zinberg & Lewis 1-964) and had been followed up continuously since then, including documented periods of hospitalization during which the subject received no drug and showed no withdrawal symptoms.
If they did not fulfill condition 1 or 3, then in at least one of the two years preceding admittance they must have had at least three thirty-day periods in which the number of using days exceeded the number of abstaining days. 3 . htm[26-8-2010 11:55:55] Research Methodology and Data had at least two periods of sixteen to thirty consecutive days of opiate use. " As these criteria indicate, the definition of "control" used in the NIDA study had none of the judgmental fuzziness that had characterized the DAC study.
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.
Drug, Set, and Setting: The Basis for Controlled Intoxicant Use by Norman Zinberg