oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Some aspects of drug abuse in Rhodesia

Volume 21, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Twenty-seven cases of drug abuse presenting in the author's practice over a period of a year are reviewed. From the findings of this limited survey a conceptual framework for attacking the problem of drug abuse is developed, utilizing principles derived from community medicine. The complexity of the problems is stressed and various practical therapeutic and preventive counter measures are suggested; these measures take cognizance of overseas research as well as limited local resources and are related to the conceptual framework descriptionbed.

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