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By M. M. Glatt M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych., D.P.M. (auth.)

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And in such countries and groups the mainly psychogenic type of alcoholic is likely to predominate. Similarly, in the case of drugs, even the average young college or art student may be strongly tempted to start smoking cannabis if he happens to fmd himself among a group of students whose subculture includes the custom of smoking hashish. In general, it would therefore seem that the more widely accepted a certain drug is in a given society, the greater the proportion of relatively 'normal' personalities who may in time start to use this drug regularly.

In spite of Young's many strictures on the views of psychiatrists and drug experts, who allegedly completely fail to acknowledge the contribution of social factors to and the responsibility of society for the problem of drug abuse, the importance of such factors has been widely recognised for many years. 2) with widely differing life styles and symptomatology. This partly originates from the fact that the French delta alcoholic, unlike the Anglo-Saxon alcoholic, is not exposed to rejection and ostracism - a difference which has been often referred to by the present writer (as by many others) in a number of publications (13,23, 24].

Not unlikely, socio-cultural reasons may also be responsible for the finding that the ratio of female to male alcoholics seems to be higher in the UK than anywhere else, and for the gradual rise in the proportions of numbers of female alcoholics in many parts of the world (female emancipation, women taking over roles, occupations and What makes an addict? ). Socio-cu1tural as well as religious factors probably also help to explain the relative infrequency of alcoholism among Jews, in particular orthodox Jews[25].

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