This article is an overview of social and legal differences in the United States and in Japan that are related to patterns of current drug abuse epidemics in these countries.
These two nations have drug abuse problems with different histories and take different approaches currently to handling illicit drug marketing and use.
Histories of opiate and cocaine abuse in the United States and of stimulant and inhalant abuse in Japan are discussed.
The United States has experienced three heroin epidemics in the last three decades ; cocaine addiction began to merit national concern by the end of the 1980s.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Trafic illicite, Epidémiologie, Législation, Système santé, Justice, Etude comparative, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Japon, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Illicit traffic, Epidemiology, Legislation, Health system, Justice, Comparative study, United States, North America, America, Japan, Asia, Human
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Cote : 95-0065746
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 09/06/1995.