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June 13, 2000 / le 13 juin 2000

CMAJ 2000; 162(12)

Highlights of this issue

In this special issue on substance abuse, an eclectic collection of articles reflects the diversity of opinion on subjects ranging from drug policy to the relative risk of harm posed by abuse of various substances.

(Artwork courtesy of Graham Ross)

The growing problem of substance abuse

  Editorial · Éditorial
1653 The temperate doctor
1655 Le médecin de la tempérance

1661 Letters Correspondance [PDF]
Instructions to correspondents

  Research Recherche
1669 The relative risks and etiologic fractions of different causes of death and disease attributable to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use in Canada
E. Single, J. Rehm, L. Robson, M.V. Truong
1677 Nonmedical drug use among adolescent students: highlights from the 1999 Ontario Student Drug Use Survey
E.M. Adlaf, A. Paglia, F.J. Ivis, A. Ialomiteanu
  Research Letter Exposé de recherche
1685 Self-reported medical use of marijuana: a survey of the general population
A.C. Ogborne, R.G. Smart, E.M. Adlaf

  Commentary Commentaire
1687 Substance abuse: tempering the debate
P. Kendall, E. Weir
1688 Stemming needless deaths: "medicalizing" the problem of injection drug use
K.D. Stevens
1690 The cannabis policy debate: finding a way forward
W. Hall
1693 Substance use: time for drug law reform
C. Hankins
1695 Interpreting the relation between injection drug use and harm: a cautionary note
J.F. Anderson
  Occasional Essay Réflexion
1697 Substance abuse and developments in harm reduction
Y.W. Cheung

  Review Synthèse
1705 Identifying and treating patients with alcohol-related problems
A.C. Ogborne
1709 Injection drug use and preventive measures: a comparison of Canadian and Western European jurisdictions over time
B. Fischer, J. Rehm, T. Blitz-Miller

1717 The Left Atrium De l'Oreille Gauche
  • A is for addiction (book review by P.H. Mark)
  • Knowing the score
  • Night thoughts
  • Quitting smoking
  • The pissin smell
  • One thousand words

1721 News and analysis Nouvelles et analyses [PDF]

1791 Deaths Nécrologie

  Heart and Soul Gens de cœur
1792 Inuit physician aims to inspire
B. Sibbald

  Special Supplement Supplément spécial
  An evidence-based approach to the management of uninvestigated dyspepsia in the era of Helicobacter pyloriPDF ]

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